Occupational Therapy

  • Our Occupational Therapists help children gain independence while also strengthening the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that everyone needs to function and socialize.  Fine motor skills can include activities such as grasp, handwriting, scissor skills, and manipulation of fasteners (buttons, zipper, etc.). Self-care skills can include feeding, dressing, and overall hygiene. Occupational Therapists often help coordinate gross motor movements in the sense of timing, rhythm and isolating movements.

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

    – Handwriting difficulties
    – Sensory Integrative Dysfunctions
    – ADD/ADHD
    – 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

  • Benefits of Occupational Therapy:

    – Improve fine motor skills
    – Improve feeding, dressing, and hygiene skills
    – Improve visual motor/ perceptual skills
    – Regulate level of arousal for participation in functional activities
    – Increase socialization, organizational skills, and self confidence
    – Develop a sensory diet
    – Prevent/ non-surgically correct upper extremity deformities
    – Improve sensory processing
    – Fitting and ordering of custom splints