OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapy is a form of intervention in which the therapist and the child work together to develop or improve the skills necessary for daily living.  Occupational therapists (OTs) utilize play in children, which is their main occupation.  Occupational Therapists analyze the child's behaviors and responses to different aspects of play and its meaning to the child.  Through play, a child may be able to functionally perform basic living skills such as eating, dressing, writing, attending to task and/or engaging in age appropriate social play.  

Diagnoses Treated by Occupational Therapy:

ADD

ADHD
Auditory Processing Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Brachial Plexus
Cerebral Palsy
Delayed Milestones
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Developmental Delays
Dyslexia
Failure to Thrive
Feeding Difficulties
Fine Motor Delays
Generalized Weakness
Genetic/Chromosomal Disorders
Global Developmental Delays

 Learning Disabilities
Low Muscle Tone
Prematurity
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Reading Disorders
Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Upper Extremity Deformities
Vestibular Problems


Occupational Therapy Services for Your Child include:

Developmental Consultations and Evaluations

Sensory and Motor Skill Evaluations

Individualized Treatment Planning

Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing (SIPT Testing)

Development and monitoring of personalized home exercise program

Occupational Therapy Services Provided:

Fine motor development: motor control, bilateral skills, writing skills

Gross Motor Development: strength, coordination

Neuromusculoskeletal: positioning and adaptive equipment, functional joint mobility, strength, endurance

Perceptual processing: body scheme, position in space, hand-eye coordination

Sensory Integration: sensory modulation, discrimination, processing, regulation and attention to task

Feeding Interventions using S.O.S Feeding approach

Constraint Induced Movement Techniques

Daily Living Activities: dressing, feeding, self-care skills

Splint Fabrication for orthopedic conditions

Adaptive Equipment Fitting and Adjustments 

Specialized Occupational Therapy