Occupational therapy is all about the “job of living”.
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. OTs do this through the knowledgeable selection and use of everyday activities (occupations) to evaluate and enhance children‚Äôs development and competence.
We 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. In other words, we help children with everyday activities.
If you notice difficulties in one or more of these areas, an evaluation and treatment may be appropriate:
- Developmental Skill Acquisition
- Delayed motor or self-care skills
- Motor Planning
- Sensory Processing
- Visual Perception
Some of our occupational therapy specialty services are:
- Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
- Cranio-sacral Treatment (CST)
- Feeding Groups
- Handwriting Without Tears¬Æ (HWT)
- Interactive Metronome‚Ñ¢ (IM)
- Neuro-Developmental Treatment‚Ñ¢ (NDT)
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
- Saebo¬Æ Arm Training Program
- Sensory Integration
- Sequential Oral Sensory Approach‚Ñ¢ (SOS) to feeding
- Therapeutic Listening¬Æ
- Total Motion Release¬Æ (TMR)
- Visual Processing
- Zones of Regulation