What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) provides a wide range of therapeutic interventions to develop and/or improve a child’s abilities necessary for the many “occupations” of childhood such as play, self-care, learning, school performance, community skills, and socializing. Each child is evaluated using standardized tests and observations to assess baseline strengths, limitations, and functional skills. A therapeutic plan is then developed with long-term and short-term goals. Therapy is aimed at developing the underlying sensory and motor foundation necessary for skill development, the development of compensatory strategies, and environmental adaptations needed for success in daily life activities.

We work with children who do not demonstrate age-appropriate behaviors and abilities in one or more of the following areas:

Thinking skills; problem solving skills; attention to task; safety awareness.

Integrating reflexes to develop voluntary movement patterns; developing motor skills, balance and equilibrium reactions; muscle tone; eye-hand coordination, grasp-release and manipulation of objects.

Adaptive/Self Help Skills:
Feeding or using utensils; dressing and using fasteners; toileting and other hygiene skills; awareness of environmental dangers.

Ability to grasp pen/pencil; letter formation; spacing and page orientation.

Sensory Integration:
Orienting to and processing sensation from the body and stimuli from the environment.

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If you have concerns about your child and think they may need occupational therapy, we are always happy to address your questions and, if needed, schedule an evaluation. Please contact us today!