Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a service that addresses the occupations of life. Examples of a childs occupations include playing, participating in school activities/social groups/extracurricular activities, completing self-cares (brushing teeth, dressing, making a snack), and being part of a family unit or friend group. An occupational therapist will evaluate what is limiting a child from participating in age appropriate activities and work with the child to overcome these difficulties during individual or group sessions. Occupational therapists facilitate social skill development, motor development, development of adaptive and self-care skills, and sensory processing all in an effort to improve success and self esteem in daily life activities.

Our occupational therapists are trained to address the following areas:

  • Attention and social skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Equipment and adaptation needs
  • Fine motor skills, such as grasping and releasing objects
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Handwriting skills
  • Management of behavioral disorders
  • Self-care tasks (bathing, dressing, brushing teeth, self-feeding)
  • Visual-perceptual skills

Our occupational therapists have advanced training in:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Designing and Implementing Accommodations and Modifications
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Sensory Diets
  • Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding
  • Therapuetic Listening
  • Wilbargers Therapressure Protocol