How can OT help?
The goals of pediatric occupational therapy are to improve a child's functional performance in the areas of self-care, play, and academics (work) and to enhance the child's ability to interact within his or her physical and social environments.
OTs help children perform daily activities they may find challenging by addressing sensory, social, behavioral, motor, and environmental issues.
Our Occupational Therapists work with families to assist their children in learning functional skills such as:
the development of sensory processing abilities,
fine motor skills,
visual motor and visual perceptual skills,
oral skills for eating,
coordination of the whole body
and feeling comfortable with the positioning and movement of their body during daily activities.
birth injuries or birth defects
sensory processing disorders
traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
autism/pervasive developmental disorders
cerebral palsy and other chronic illnesses