Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy practitioners are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of child development. They provide a treatment approach with specific emphasis on the vestibular, sensory and fine motor components of a child's skills. The Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) measures the sensory processing or perception that is related to academic achievement, language development, and social behavior in children. Our staff includes OT's who are S.I.P.T. certified. 

 

Occupational therapy may include:
  • Customized treatment programs to improve a child's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance to caregivers on how to integrate therapeutic activities into the child's daily routine
  • Sensory integration activities
  • Interactive metronome activities
How to identify if your child could benefit from occupational therapy evaluation:
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Difficulty with eye-hand coordination
  • Balance problems
  • Decreased strength or endurance
  • Unusually high or low activity level
  • Late establishment of hand preference
  • Difficulty with coloring or writing
  • Difficulty with eating or feeding
  • Over or under reaction to touch, movement or noises
 
        
 

 
 

Occupational Therapy
Integration of core strengthening and tolerance to movement and various textures all lead to success in fine motor and ADL skills.

 

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