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
Difficulty holding a writing utensil
Not crawling or walking yet
Sensitivity to sound, light, and/or touch
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!