How can an Occupational Therapist help my Child?
What are some of the issues that a pediatric Occupational Therapist would work on?
- Managing meltdowns/ improving self regulation
- Manipulating tools: scissors, fork/spoon, pencils/crayons
- Self care/dressing/grooming (including zipping, buttons, and shoe tying)
- Prewriting: drawing shapes, draw a person
- Writing skills: printing, cursive, keyboarding
- Visual perceptual: puzzles, matching skills, foundational skills for reading/math/spelling
- Visual motor: eye hand coordination, imitation of movement, building/construction, writing
- Feeding: oral motor skills, self feeding, helping the ‘picky’ eater
- Motor planning: helping the ‘clumsy’ child who falls a lot, bumps into things, and is awkward in movement
- Sensory registration: helping the child who is hypersensitive (over registers) or hyposensitive (under registers) to sight, smell, sound, taste, movement, touch, or pressure.
Our mission is to assist infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers in reaching their full potential so that they can be successful and confident during play, learning, and work times at home and in the community.
We believe that consistent, daily follow through on treatment strategies maximizes the effectiveness of therapy and accelerates individual progress. During each treatment session, time is allotted for the therapist to consult directly with the parent/caregiver regarding progress and home program strategies. We are also available to collaborate with your child's teachers, therapists, and/or other medical professionals to ensure consistency across environments.