About On The Other Hand Therapy

Thank you so much for your interest in occupational therapy (OT) services for your child(ren). We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our private therapy practice. 

Background, Training, and Credentials 

As you may have guessed from my logo, I was born without fingers on my left hand. Born and raised in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, I first began receiving OT services when I was in the 3rd grade to help me to adapt to living in a two-handed world. My early experiences with OT ultimately inspired my career choice: after earning my bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, I completed a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Tufts University. Participating in several excellent pediatric OT internships inspired me to work with children who, like me, need extra help playing, learning, and interacting with the world. After graduation, I moved to Columbus in 1999 and began providing OT home therapy services.

On The Other Hand Therapy

In 2001, I opened my private practice, “On the Other Hand Therapy.” My goal is to provide OT services that enable my clients to develop their foundational developmental sensory-motor skills so that they can be successful in school and beyond. I enjoy collaborating with families, teachers, and other service providers to ensure carry-over of OT into home and school daily routines. In my twenty four years practicing as a pediatric OT, I have worked as a contract therapist for the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, presented to parents and local preschool and elementary school teachers on a variety of OT topics, taught preschool and elementary school children principles of strong posture; provided consultation to elementary school teachers on handwriting instruction, run motor labs for preschoolers and elementary school students, and offered private OT services to help children with the development of fine and gross motor skills with a focus on handwriting skills. I have mentored 30 college students who aspire to a career in OT. I also maintain a website for families with children with hand differences.

Clients Served by On The Other Hand Therapy

On The Other Hand Therapy is an approved provider for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship and the Ohio Autism Scholarship from the Ohio Department of Education. We have and continue to work with children who experience a wide spectrum of developmental, learning, and physical challenges, and/or sensory processing difficulties, handwriting, and motor planning, including, but not limited to: 

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Children exposed in utero to neurotoxins
  • Congenital or acquired limb differences
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Handwriting issues
  • Joint laxity/ hypermobility
  • Learning difficulties
  • Sensory processing and sensory regulation challenges
  • Visual difficulties

We create an individually-tailored OT treatment program for each child based on their strengths to address their challenges, with the goal of improving function and success at school and home.

Licensure and Certification

I have been licensed with the State of Ohio and registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) since 1999.

© 2023. Laura Faye Clubok, MS, OTR/L, On The Other Hand Therapy

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