Pediatric occupational therapy works with children with a variety of abilities and diagnoses. Through a child’s primary occupation of play, occupational therapy focuses on skill development needed to become more independent in activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs).
Our occupational therapist uses a family centered approach to make the therapy journey as meaningful as possible.
What to expect
Services begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s strengths and areas of concern using a combination of caregiver interview, clinical observation of functional performance, and standardized assessments.
If treatment is determined to be necessary, our occupational therapist will work with you and your child to identify appropriate goals and design a client-centered treatment program. Treatment with consist of sessions with the occupational therapist and of home programming; your therapist will create a home program recommending activities to be completed at home.
Treatment will address areas of concern that are negatively impacting independence in ADLs or IADLs.
Treatment areas can include:
- Fine motor skills
- Handwriting, functional grasps, object manipulation, hand dexterity and strength
- Visual motor skills
- Visual spatial relations, sequential memory, visual discrimination, form constancy, visual memory, visual closure, figure ground
- Sensorimotor skills
- Bilateral coordination, balance, spatial and body awareness
- Sensory Processing
- Sensory sensitivity, sensory integration and modulation
- Cognition and play skills
- Executive functioning, attention, sequencing, social emotional and relationship skills
- Oral motor skills and feeding
- Oral aversion, poor motor control and coordination