Nature & Nurture Occupational Therapy

A nature-based, pediatric occupational therapy practice in beautiful Hunterdon County, NJ

Let's get your kids back outside.

Pediatric occupational therapy services- in your backyard or a park near you!

Gross & fine motor development 

Coping skill building 

Expansion of play skills

Social thinking and perspective-taking

Executive Functioning skills 

Building confidence and responsibility 

Sensory Integration

Why nature-based therapy?

Studies show playing outdoors...

Improves conditions for learning

Supports coordination, balance, and strength 

Fosters imagination, confidence, and wonder

Encourages language and play expansion

About Emily Bucher, OTR/L

Owner of Nature & Nurture OT 

ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, and Emotional Regulation Certifed Clinical Specialist 

Emily is a licensed and registered occupational therapist from Clinton, NJ. She is a certified clinical specialist in autism, ADHD, pediatric anxiety, emotional regulation, and executive functioning. She has advanced training in neuromotor approaches for children with developmental delays and musculoskeletal disorders to promote confident movement and play skills. Emily is experienced in running social skill-building groups to build improved social engagement and peer play skills. She earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University and has clinical experience in the neonatal intensive care unit, early intervention, school-based therapy, outpatient clinics, and equine-assisted therapy. Nature & Nurture OT's mission is to support children in building skills and confidence, all within the great outdoors. In her free time, Emily enjoys reading, cycling, yoga, hiking, and growing wildflowers!