Occupational Therapy for Children

Occupational therapy (OT) is provided to children ages birth to twenty-one, in order to assist the patient with the “occupations” of life. Much like adults pay bills, go to the store and work, children are required to play, perform schoolwork and learn skills of life. OT provides intervention for deficits in visual motor, fine motor, sensory processing, self care, social interaction and coordination tasks. Our therapists work on a variety of skills including dressing, grooming, grasping, handwriting, manipulating items, construction activities, imitation of structures, attention to activities, etc. Our OTs perform an evaluation and develop a treatment plan designed to ensure your child reaches their maximum level of independence.

Children that may benefit from occupational therapy have diagnoses that would include, but not limited to:

  • Handwriting difficulties (utilizing Handwriting Without Tears Program)
  • Sensory Integrative Dysfunctions (utilizing the Wilbarger protocol, sensory diet, Therapeutic Listening Program)
  • Autism / Asperger’s
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fine motor delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Hypotonia
  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Limited independence with self care skills
  • Genetic disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Developmental delay