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Nogginsland OT in Kingston, NY

Handwriting is a Huge Part of what we do.

Handwriting requires both fine and visual motor skills. It involves pencil grasp, graded movements and pressure, neatness, speed, attention, strength, and endurance.

Nogginsland OT

John Haber, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

18 years in practice as an Occupational Therapist with Experience from United Cerebral Palsy, Hyde Park CSD, Alcott Montessori School, and Elizabeth Seton Children’s Hospital.

  • Bachelor’s in Health Science
  • Masters In Occupational Therapy
  • Owner and President of Nogginsland
  • National Board Certified in OT
  • Registered and Licensed by NYSED

What is Handwriting Development?

Handwriting requires both fine and visual motor skills. It involves pencil grasp, graded movements and pressure, neatness, speed, attention, strength, and endurance.

What is Handwriting Development
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Our therapy

is custom-tailored and evidence-based, built on research and implemented through play.

Handwriting Development Benefits

Handwriting Development Benefits

  • Helps Strengthen Memory
  • Helps Foster Ideas
  • Improves Learning
  • Sooths Nerves
  • Builds Motor Skills
  • Helps Build More Hand Strength
  • Improves Dexterity
  • Improves Writing Ability
  • Improves Imagination

Serving Children and Parents in New York

At Nogginsland OT, we serve parents and children in all of New York State, and New York City. We’re located in Kingston, New York and mainly serve Ulster and Dutchess counties; but are certified to serve all of New York.

Serving Children and Parents in New York Handwriting Development Nogginsland
Will Handwriting Development Benefit my Child?

Will Handwriting Development Benefit my Child?

If your child has any of the below disabilities: Handwriting Development will Dramatically improve your child’s Handwriting Skills.

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Delayed Milestones
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Fine Motor Delays
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Upper Extremity Deformities
  • Global Developmental Delays
  • Hemiparesis
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • High Muscle Tone
  • Low Muscle Tone
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Specific Learning Impairments (SLI)

Why OT for Handwriting Development?

Occupational therapy addresses handwriting with practice and teaching proper technique. Other abilities that may affect handwriting are addressed, including hand strength, coordination, visual motor skills, the ability to grade movements, and attention.

Fine Motor Skills

Why Private Pay?

Offering services through a private payment system liberates myself and my clients from the restraints of the insurance companies and the government payors. Reimbursement for services through these payment systems are accompanied by strict limitations on frequency, duration, number of sessions, and treatment interventions, leading to limited if any success. Private pay allows us to give the child exactly what they need without limits.

Where Does
Therapy Occur?

Therapy occurs in your home, nursery or preschool, or even at the park. This allows areas to be addressed in the child’s familiar environment and the context of where the skills will be used. This facilitates generalization of skills and abilities, ensuring success in various situations.

Therapy occurs when you and your child need it most. We offer flexible scheduling, typically in the morning and afternoon, but also evenings and weekends as needed.

How Nogginsland OT Works

At Nogginsland OT,  we accomplish our goals through custom tailored, individualized treatment plans, utilizing evidence-based interventions and approaches with proven effectiveness. We do not waste time or give false hope by pushing magic, miracle cures, or voodoo therapy. Our approach is honest, and our treatments are tried and true. We see the whole child and build a personalized plan, giving what they need, no more or less. We use simple, creative, and effective interventions, the foundation of Occupational Therapy.

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"John creates an environment that is fun and professional."

"My toddler loves Noggins."

"My grandson was immediately engaged with John."

"Using Noggins with my students has increased their attention and motivation during therapy."

"Excellent Customer Service!"

(30 mins)

Screening of Developmental Milestones

No Charge
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(120 mins)

Full Occupational Therapy Evaluation


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Treatment Session
(60 mins)

Direct Occupational Therapy Treatment
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Virtual Visit
(45 mins)

Virtual Occupational Therapy Treatment
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(15 mins)

Discussion as needed
No Charge

These prices have been thoughtfully considered and are felt to be better than fair when compared to other providers. Included in these costs are research and acquisition of materials and equipment, documentation time, follow ups and consultation with Client families and caregivers, monthly operating costs, travel, individualized treatment planning, and development of free offerings including the educational blog and videos.

Where we are a private pay business, we are also more than happy to provide our clients all of the necessary documentation, coding, and billing information needed to pursue reimbursement from their insurance carriers.
Reimbursement is of course not guaranteed.

Our ultimate goal is to provide quality yet cost-effective treatment. We pride ourselves on honesty, integrity, and high ethical values. We never, NEVER push for unnecessary treatment and strive to achieve outcomes through modifications, consultation, and “homework” whenever possible.