Occupational Therapists address fine motor, visual motor, self care, social skill difficulties, and sensory integration disruptions. Our therapists are specifically trained to sensory stimulation and regulation techniques into each and every therapy session to ensure that each child has the best chance for success.
The occupation of childhood is to develop the skills necessary to become functional and independent adults. These skills include:
- Regulation of arousal level in order to attend.
- Refinement of sensory discrimination and processing.
- Continual refinement and development of motor skills.
- Development of communication skills.
- Appropriate social interactions.
- Cognitive skills.
- Age appropriate self care skills.
- Self concept.
Occupational therapy uses a variety of core strengthening, movement, proprioception, vestibular, visual, and auditory based interventions to improve motor function in children who have delays resulting from a variety of factors. As "PLAY" is the work of all children, our therapists work hard to make therapy FUN for the child. We also work hard to educate parents and caregivers in techniques to be used in and outside the home to ensure carryover of skills.
Contact your doctor and request a referral for an Occupational Therapy evaluation if you suspect that your child has delays in areas of self care, fine motor coordination, handwriting, feeding, sensory processing, balance, hand/eye coordination, and visual motor integration.
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