April is Occupational Therapy Month! The primary role of the occupational therapist, in pediatrics, is to help children play, grow, and develop many of the skills that will enable them to enjoy a satisfying adult life.
Pediatric occupational therapists help children, teens and young adults with behavioral, developmental, neurological and physical deficits gain skills and learn to function with as much independence as possible. Therapy visits might focus on helping kids learn to eat, hold a pencil, write letters and words, cut a straight line, get dressed, brush teeth, stay organized and focused in the classroom or on the playground, manage sensory input and their own behaviors, as well as stretch and strengthen their muscles.
We look forward to celebrating our talented team of OT’s at Child & Family Development this month!