Generally, the term occupation describes the ways in which a person’s time is utilized. Occupational therapy with kids incorporates the therapeutic use of everyday life activities to enhance or enable participation in the home, school, community, and other settings. Therapy focuses on aspects such as balance and coordination, gross and fine motor skills, executive function and sensory processing. There are various techniques that occupational therapy teaches in order to achieve success while taking part in activities at home, academic environments, the workplace, volunteer opportunities, and while accomplishing self-care/hygiene.
Services & Therapies Offered
Initial evaluations are done to assess the patient’s functional limitations and impairments. The results of the evaluation are used to create customized treatment programs with specific objectives and time-based goals. An occupational therapist will meet with the parents or the caregivers to talk about the recommended care plan.
Our therapists are trained to provide holistic evaluation and customized treatment to clients with various pediatric medical conditions, such as the following:
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Difficulty Managing Life Skills
Sensory Processing Differences
Executive Function Challenges
Emotional/Self Regulation Challenges
Difficulty Participating In Daily Activities (ex. self-care/hygiene)
Treatment for each patient is unique and may include:
Daily Living Activities
Hygiene, self-feeding, etc.
Activities targeting the following sensory systems: visual, hearing, taste, smell, touch, proprioception, and vestibular functions
Attention, working memory, time management, cognitive flexibility, etc.
Fine Motor Skills
Manipulation of small objects using the hands for activities such as buttoning, writing, cutting with scissors, etc.
Gross Motor Skills
Strength, balance, and coordination, running, jumping, etc.