Pediatric occupational therapy helps children independently perform activities of daily living. Through the use of a variety of treatment approaches, OT goals include improving a child's fine motor coordination, upper body strength and endurance, visual motor/visual perceptual skills, body and spatial awareness, motor planning, cognitive-adaptive skills and self-care abilities.
Fine motor activities may include picking up and manipulating small objects or toys, holding a pencil, or manipulating buttons. A child may achieve success in self-care skills such as dressing, grooming or feeding. Visual motor/visual perceptual activities often include handwriting, tracing/copying shapes, cutting with scissors, and completing puzzles. Sensory motor activities can be used to help children improve motor planning in order to perform a novel motor task and know where their body is in space. Cognitive-adaptive activities include problem solving, following directions, improving attention, completing multiple step functional activities or sequencing steps to complete an end goal.
Occupational therapists work with children who have a variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, neurological impairments including sensory integration dysfunction, and musculoskeletal disorders. Our comprehensive occupational therapy evaluations are based on parent interview, clinical evaluations, and assessments tools (as indicated) including BOT-2, Sensory Profile, Sensory Processing Measure, PDMS-2, VMI, Test of Visual and Auditory Skills, and WOLD Sentence Copy Test.
Our Occupational Therapists are experienced and highly trained, including knowledge in traditional and leading edge therapeutic approaches such as: