Occupational Therapy

what is occupational therapy?


Occupational therapy is the remediation of a child’s:

  • Gross and fine motor skills—large and small muscle groups (e.g. jumping and writing)
  • Visual motor skills—the relationship between vision and motor movements
  • Activities of Daily Living—the skills we use throughout our day including for children:

dressing, feeding, toilet tasks, school tasks,  play skills and interaction skills

  • Sensory processing skills–ability to take in, sort out, and respond to the input received from the

 world (sound, sight, smell, taste).

 Occupational therapy focuses on teaching any or all of these pieces.

 who needs occupational therapy?

  •  Children who cannot use a pencil, spoon, fork, or a pair of scissors appropriately for his/her age
  • Children, age 3 or older, who cannot help with dressing themselves
  • Children who seem overly picky, hyperactive, or extremely sensitive to different senses

Trust your parental instincts; 

If you think something may be different about your child,

please call.


We offer phone consultations at no charge to families who are

concerned about their child’s development!

 


Occupational Therapy                          
Handwriting Issues
Fine Motor Disorder/Delay
Sensory Processing Disorder