Occupational Therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping children with physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT helps children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. 


OT is incorporated into all the Foundation’s divisions – including Industrial Arts, Healthy Lifestyles Education, and Psycho-Oncology, in accordance to the Psycho Social Standards of Care.  In spring 2020, our new Education Advancement Center will house all of our intervention programs, having a center with devoted space for each respective division.  This strengthens the AHF mission by providing additional opportunities to erase the effects of childhood cancer; giving families multiple choices for intervention to help families thrive, not just survive childhood cancer.


Occupational therapy helps with:

Physical Fitness + Endurance 

Fine Motor Skills

Visual Perception

Hand-Eye Coordination

Cognitive Skills/Problem Solving/Visual Skills

Developmental Delays

Feeding + Oral Function

Activities Of Daily Life

Sensory, Attention + Behavior Issues

Medical + Adaptive Aids 

Promote Self-Esteem

Support Successful Learning

Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer 

1705 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN  37404


phone: 423.243.3471    fax: 423-498-3581