Human Systems Occupational Therapy strives to provide services on a sliding scale that allows for treatment of children at risk of not receiving potential treatment opportunities due to limited finances and healthcare benefits. This potential can be achieved through a partial-service bartering system as needed to benefit the client, as well as the White Oak United Methodist Service Partnership Community. An individual initial assessment is required to determine specific needs and set self-organizing treatment goals for each client. Initial assessments may be arranged by calling Dr. Janice Ryan at (423) 280-9293.

Home and Community Consultation Services:
Since CFT is used to reach interpersonal and social goals, family services and community integration experiences are an important part of treatment following an individual initial assessment and MSE treatment. Family and community integration experiences can be developed to promote a child’s adaptive capacity for feeling the benefits of healthier interpersonal relationships in home and community settings

Adult Treatment

Children's Treatment

Dr. Ryan has worked with children and teens who have special needs for over thirty years, specifically addressing skills for success in educational environments such as perception, cognition, daily living, gross and fine motor skills.​

She specialized her treatment focus after discovering that those skills develop naturally when the child or teen has the capacity to benefit from quality relationships, engaging in rewarding social activities, and acquiring the self-knowledge needed to reduce fight-flight-freeze responses that hold back learning and development during childhood, adolescence, and beyond.

By combining compassion focused therapy (CFT) and multisensory environments (MSE) in treatment, permanent changes occur that support all future learning and development by promoting relaxing and rewarding feelings of:

  • Knowing what to do or say to make others feel good
  • Making a friend or developing a meaningful relationship
  • Knowing how to keep oneself from getting bored
  • Knowing how to do things that have value to others

Individual Client Services:

School Consultation and Staff-Training Services:
Dr. Ryan has over fifteen years of experience working in school settings. Since control of anxiety and boredom are important parts of all learning and development, comprehensive programs can be set up that meet and exceed state and national special education quality standards. Initial Needs Assessments may be arranged by calling (423) 280-9293.

Children's Treatment
  • Safety and mutual respect at home
  • Fitting in and having a purpose in educational or community environments
  • Being treated with respect by others
  • ​​A job well done