Evidence-Based Therapy Western Europe
Applied Behavior Analysis | Occupational Therapy | Speech Pathology
ABA Our Way
Teaching Tree Clinic was founded as a one-person operation in 2014 by Veneta Dimitrova. Since then, it has grown into the largest employer of behavior analysts in Germany, expanded its in-house services to include occupational and speech therapy, and sown the seeds for the foundation of multiple independent ABA providers.
In 2021, Teaching Tree Clinic reorganized as Ausblick Therapie GmbH. In this new chapter, we remain committed to sustainably growing our core operations by:
- adding to our team so we can fully serve current clients
- opening physical locations in the Frankfurt-Mainz-Wiesbaden and Bavaria regions where we currently provide in-home, in-school, and in-community services
- expanding in-home, in-school, and in-community services to from Munich to Stuttgart to Strasbourg, France
- establishing contracts with local cities to increase access to European citizens
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children (ages birth-16) strengthen the skills of fine motor, sensory motor, sensory processing, visual motor, bilateral coordination, and oral motor skills in order to increase their independence in school and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as grooming, eating, playing, sleeping, toileting, dressing, and functional mobility. Occupational therapists look at a child holistically to determine how we can use their available strengths to promote improvement in areas of deficit. In the event that minimal progress is made in a certain area or is impeded by physical/external factors, we assess how these deficits negatively impact your child and family on a personal level and work to make accommodations and adaptations to fit those individual needs.
Children may benefit from occupational therapy due to a medical diagnosis or developmental delay such as (but not limited to) birth injuries/defects, chronic illnesses, sensory processing disorders, traumatic brain/spinal cord injuries, genetic disorders, learning disabilities, autism, behavioral problems, post surgicals conditions, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy.
Occupational therapy sessions often look like play, because it is through play that children learn. Activities are developed to target specific skills and learning objectives without feeling like work. Some skills do require some time where “boring” activities are required, but we strive to alternate with fun, enjoyable activities in order to keep up motivation, because motivation is the key to a child’s success!
Teaching Tree Clinic serves the four largest states in Southern Germany: Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Bavaria, and Württemberg-Baden. And 11 of 12 U.S. Military Treatment Facilities in Germany: Ansbach, Baumholder, Grafenwöhr, Hohenfels, Kaiserslautern, Landstuhl, Ramstein, Spangdahlem, Stuttgart, Vilseck, and Wiesbaden.
Our headquarters in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz) is can be found in the heart of the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC). We proudly serve the largest community of Americans abroad as well as German residents around Kaiserslautern, Ramstein Air Base, and Homburg.
In the state of Hesse (German: Hessen), our second clinic can be found in the heart of the Frankfurt, Mainz, and Wiesbaden triangle. Next to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, we are within 30 minutes of all three metropolitan areas.
In the state of Bavaria (German: Bayern), our third clinic can be found east of Nuremburg. We are within 30 minutes of three US Military Treatment Facilities: Grafenwöhr, Hohenfels, and Vilseck.
We also accept clients for in-home, in-school, and in-community services from Munich to Strasbourg, France, particularly in the state of Baden-Württemberg (e.g., Stuttgart, Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Karlsruhe).