OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

 

WHAT IS PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

  • Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on independence in daily activities; helping children to foster the skills they need to be independent in their daily occupations (i.e., playing, self-feeding, dressing, and many more!)

  • Occupational therapy empowers parents/caregivers to play a pivotal role in their child's development and daily functional independence.

  • If your child has difficulty with gross motor skills, fine motor skills, self-help skills, sensory processing, visual motor skills, etc. and it is impeding their daily functioning, occupational therapy can help!

WHAT DOES AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SESSION LOOK LIKE?

  • Occupational therapy intervention is provided in our clinic or via teletherapy (online) using a variety of modalities, strategies, and techniques. Therapy sessions are typically one clinical hour in length.

  • All services include parent education and training to facilitate generalization outside of the session and to ensure the highest quality of services.

  • Based on parent/child preference and age of the child, parents may participate in the entire session or in debriefing and training for the final 5-10 minutes of session.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

If one or more of these descriptions sound(s) like your child, they might benefit from an occupational therapy evaluation:

  • Constantly in motion and/or spinning frequently

  • Sloppy handwriting

  • Difficulty holding a writing utensil

  • Not crawling or walking yet

  • Sensitivity to sound, light, and/or touch

  • Picky eater

  • Difficulty with self-care tasks (i.e., dressing, self-feeding, bathing, clothing fasteners etc.)

  • Weakness in upper body/slouched posture

  • Difficulty forming writing strokes/handwriting

Call or email us for more information regarding occupational therapy or to schedule an evaluation or a free 15 minute consultation!