What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy works toward helping children perform meaningful activities of daily life such as:

1. Self-care skills including feeding and dressing 

2. Visual and fine-motor skills including purposeful manipulation of objects using age-appropriate grasp, pre-writing/writing and using scissors, reproducing designs and copying patterns

3.  Sensory processing skills including tolerating stimuli (sounds, smells, tastes or textures, sights and touch) that commonly occur in a child’s environment

4.  Social skills including being able to connect with peers and adults in play, home and school settings

Who needs Occupational Therapy?

*Children who are showing a delay in developing age-appropriate milestones.

*Children who have any disorder or disease process that is limiting them from accomplishing everyday tasks in their environments.

*Children who have sensory processing dysfunction.  

How Occupational Therapy Helps Your Child:

  • Improved Visual-Motor and Visual-Perceptual skills
  • Improved Upper-body strength
  • Improved Motor Coordination
  • Improved Body/Spatial Awareness
  • Improved Focus and Attention
  • Improved Organization Skills
  • Improved Sensory Integration
  • Improved Self-care skills
  • Improved Eating for the “picky-eater”

A child’s’ occupation is play.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” -Fred Rogers