Live Oak Kids was founded by Maggie O'Reilly, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist. We offer home based, outdoor, and community based OT services as well as outdoor developmental nature playgroups for children ages 0-5. We are based in the East Bay, CA.
At Live Oak Kids, we address developmental areas that tend to be overlooked in the public school and medical settings, yet are so important for overall development and children's mental health. These areas include outdoor/nature play, moving to learn (and learning to move), sensory integration and functional oculomotor/vision skills (to inform reading, handwriting, attention, self-regulation and social skills). Live Oak Kids aims to fill in these gaps and grow strong foundational roots for happy, engaged and resilient children.
For Occupational Therapy services we primarily serve families living in the following cities:
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Richmond, San Leandro, and San Pablo.
Maggie O'Reilly, MOT, OTR/L
Maggie started Live Oak Kids in 2018, in an effort to provide accessible and engaging programming for children of all abilities. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she grew up playing in the woods and climbing on the haystacks of her family's farm. After completing her undergraduate degree in Dance and Kinesiology, Maggie moved to California and completed her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy at Samuel Merritt University.
Maggie's 15+ years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist has allowed her to practic in a variety of settings including in-patient rehabilitation, pediatric out patient clinics, early intervention home-based services and school-based practice. She has completed extensive post graduate training in many areas of child development and specializes in early intervention services (ages 2-5) as well as sensory integration and oculomotor/vision rehabilitation interventions fo ages 2-12. Maggie aims to provide strengths based and evidence based treatment, tailored to each child's unique needs and interests.
Live Oak Kids mission is to help children and families grow strong foundational "roots" so that they can enjoy, connect and engage with their friends, peers, family, and nature.