Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) focuses on helping children develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults or to assist caregivers in better meeting the needs of their child. Occupational therapists can assist children with physical, cognitive, and social emotional needs. Treatment can range from engaging the child in fun activities to assist with coordination to providing coping strategies to deal with emotional regulation and sensory needs.

Why Choose Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy can facilitate improvements in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Independence with Activities of Daily Living 
    • ( i.e. Feeding, Dressing, Hygiene, Sleep, & Toileting)
  • Life Skills
    • For older kids, this might include examples such as cooking and chore completion.
    • For younger kids, this might include play skills or problem-solving.
  • Fine motor skills
  • Bilateral Integration (using both sides of the body together)
  • Strengthening including muscle tone, head and trunk control, and posture
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Visual Skills (Including scanning, locating objects, and processing visual information)
  • Sensory Integration (Processing and Regulation)
  • Social Skills and Safety