About Hyde Park Kids OT

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Maggie Yates


Hello and welcome!

I hope my corner of the internet has been able to answer some of the questions that brought you here. I'd prefer to meet you in person, but until then, here's a bit about what I do. I founded HPKOT in 2020 in order to serve children by helping all the adults in their lives that take care of them: from parents to nannies, daycare staff, and teachers. 

Working as an Occupational Therapist in daycares, private schools, homes and clinics has impressed on me the importance of all of these different caregivers in a child's development. My goal is to come alongside you as you help the child(ren) in your sphere thrive. My expertise in childhood milestones, tips and tricks to achieve them, and tweaking the task or the environment can get you, together, on the path to success.

So whether it's handwriting, a new diagnosis, school problems, social skills challenges, or those pesky meltdowns that seem to come out of nowhere, I've got you covered. 

My Background

Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy

Grant-funded training in specialized pediatric settings

7 years of clinic-based Occupational Therapy

3 of those years in home-based Early Intervention therapy

Specializing in 

  • ADHD

  • Pediatric mental health: anxiety and emotional disorders

  • Fine motor delays: handwriting, shoe tying

  • Coordination challenges:  sports, bike riding, swimming

Proudly serving Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore, Kenwood, Oakland, Bronzeville and surrounding Chicago neighborhoods.