Occupational Therapy Services offered through CJSI:

Dr.  Zapf is the Co-Owner of "The Children’s Therapy Center, Inc.", located in Houston, Texas and has provided occupational therapy services to families in the Clear Lake and surrounding areas for 20 years.  She also provides social buddy groups, Integrated Listening System Programs, and the Interactive Metronome.  Click on The Children's Therapy Center Inc. Link to learn more about the clinic.


Dr. Zapf also provides direct and consultation services in occupational therapy and assistive technology to various school districts in Galveston County.  She currently provides services to Odyssey Academy Charter School in Galveston, and Friendswood ISD

What is Occupational Therapy:

Occupational therapy is a therapeutic intervention that helps restore function to individuals with impairments through everyday functional activities (occupations).  Children learn the occupation of play.  Children take in information to learn about the world through their senses.  Occupational therapists blend the art and science using therapeutic activity and evaluation to help children develop the needed skills so they can participate alongside their peers in everyday activities.  Pediatric occupational therapists work with a variety of children with various diagnoses including: Autism/PDD-NOS, neurological impairments, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, genetic syndromes, muscular/motor development disorders, feeding difficulty, emotional and social delays, and visual motor, and perceptual delays.   Therapy services include, evaluation, direct intervention, family/parent training, home programs, and consultation services

Occupational Therapy Practitioners: 

Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals with a Masters degree in occupational therapy from an accredited university.  Occupational therapy education includes courses in biology, anatomy/physiology, sociology, neurology. psychology, math, physics, and art. 

Occupational Therapy Services offered through CJSI:

Dr.  Zapf currently provides occupational therapy services and evaluations through The Children’s Therapy Center, Inc. located in Houston, Texas.  She has been a contract therapist at The Children’s Therapy Center for over 17 years and has been inspirational in the development of the clinics programs and working alongside her Mentor, Mary Basich (founder of The Children’s Therapy Center, Inc.).  Dr. Zapf provides direct occupational therapy services on a weekly basis at the clinic and also runs the Buddy Group, a social skills group for children using the Social Thinking curriculum (Michelle Garcia Winner), sensory regulation activities, and the therapeutic use of activities/games.