What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the “skills for the job of living” necessary for independent and satisfying lives.
A child’s main job or “occupation” is playing and learning, and an occupational therapist can evaluate a child’s skills for play activities, school performance, and activities of daily living and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.
Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists provide evaluations and treatment for:
- Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)
- Fine Motor Development
- Gross motor development as it relates to coordination, balance, motor planning & postural stability
- Eye Hand Coordination/ Visual-Vestibular Integration
- Oral motor and feeding skills
- Visual perceptual skills
- Handwriting skills
- Activities of daily living
- Therapeutic Listening
- Alert Program of Self Regulation/ Sensory Diets
We have experience evaluating and treating:
- Sensory processing disorder (SPD)
- Autism spectrum disorder (autism, PDD, Aspergers Syndrome)
- Learning disabilities
- Non-verbal learning disability
- Attention deficit disorder
- Fine motor, gross motor and coordination disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Fragile X
- Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental Delay
- Mood/Emotional Disorders
- And more….