Online OTs is a telehealth occupational therapy practice specializing in CBIT services for children and adults with vocal and motor tics. We provide support for people with Tourette Syndrome, Functional Neurological Disorder, and both recent and chronic tic disorders.
Online OTs is an occupational therapy practice based out of Boston, Massachusetts that utilizes telehealth to reach patients across New England. We specialize in helping children and adults manage a wide variety of vocal and motor tics. Our sessions are held in private homes, schools, playgrounds, workplaces, and anywhere else wi-fi is available. The family coaching model we use enables carryover to be effective and based on present needs at home and in the community. Online OT's clinicians are certified in a treatment method called Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics, aka CBIT. This technique includes specific actions to physically block both simple and complex tics. We also share techniques to recognize and reduce triggers that lead to an increase of tics. With frequent practice, CBIT often helps to reduce the intensity and frequency of tics making it easier to perform day to day activities. CBIT is backed by the Tourette Association of America and extensive medical research. To decide if CBIT is right for you or a family member at this time, reach out to a neurologist or request a phone consultation with one of our occupational therapists.
Online OTs is affiliated with UMass, MGH, Boston Children's Hospital, Tufts, and practices throughout MA, NH, VT, and ME.
Online OTs accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allways Health Partners, and private pay. Financial assistance is available for MassHealth / Medicaid recipients. Most patients receive a total of 3 -8 treatment sessions.