The Goal of Occupational Therapy
The goal of a pediatric occupational therapist is to help each child participate in activities of daily life, such as playing with other children, dressing and caring for themselves, relating to others, helping around the house, and participating in school and community activities. Our licensed therapists work with children who are challenged in reaching their developmental milestones (in social, communication, self-care, fine and gross motor skills) and children who have difficulty understanding the information from their environment and organizing it for an appropriate response (self-regulation and sensory processing). We treat patients from infancy through adolescence.
We specialize in the treatment of:
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Fine & gross motor issues
- Self-regulation challenges
- Developmental delays
- Physical disabilities, and more
How Our Occupational Therapists Help Children
A child’s “occupation” is playing. They need play in order to grow and develop age-appropriate skills and to meet their developmental milestones. Occupational therapy uses play as a central treatment tool to help children improve skills, increase neuroplasticity of the brain, and develop greater daily independence.
Using a science-based approach, our therapists create a customized treatment plan specific to each child, including engaging and fun therapeutic play activities that keep the child interested while also working toward important milestones in their development. From increasing strength in a particular area to developing coordination, improving self-regulation, and fostering the brain’s development of neural pathways, the therapists monitor and direct each therapy session in order to ensure that the primary treatment goal is always the focus, and that progress is continually made.
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