Occupational therapists (OTs) help children participate in the activities they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). We focus on evaluating, treating, and helping children with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. Areas addressed include but are not limited to visual-perceptual skills, sensory skills, motor skills, activities of daily living, neuromuscular skills and coordination. Our experienced OT’s use play and exercise to treat a variety of conditions and create customized interventions to improve a child’s ability to perform functional daily activities. Individualized evaluations and treatment plans help to ensure that children are reaching their goals and functioning/developing at the highest possible level. Occupational therapists may also provide recommendations for adaptive equipment and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Pediatric Therapy’s OTs are focused on teaching children the skills to carry out activities of daily living in order to lead a self-reliant, rich, and satisfying life.
In addition to these treatments, our therapists give parents home programs designed for their child’s age and diagnosis. These home programs allow the child to continue improving between office visits.
Children may require occupational therapy if they need improvement/treatment in any of the following areas:
Activities of Daily Living Skills
- Home Skills
- School Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Gross Motor Skills
- Balance and Coordination
- Motor Planning and Execution