Infants, children, and youth in a variety of settings can benefit from assistance from pediatric occupational therapists to help adjust to physical, emotion, and mental challenges. These mental challenges can include developmental disabilities, birth injuries, learning disabilities, and much more, which have the ability to impair functional performance.
Occupational therapists use play, as well as other techniques and therapies, to help children with physical, sensory, or cognitive challenges improve their fine-motor skills, visual perception, cognitive skills, and sensory processing. This can include helping a child learn how to hold a pencil, hit a baseball, get dressed, and improve attention and focus.
Sensory processing disorders
Traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord
Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses
Autism spectrum disorders
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Bone fractures, tendon injuries, or other orthopedic injuries
Areas of Focus:
Dyslexia and dysgraphia
Facilitation of developmental milestones and age appropriate fine motor skills
Visual motor and visual perception skills
Executive functioning organization, and self-regulating skills
Upper body and core strengthening
Independence with activities of daily living
A Handwriting Specialist is trained through the Handwriting Without Tears Program to evaluate and remediate handwriting. The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory strategies for early writing. The program follows research of how children learn best and includes materials that address all styles of learning.
Patient focused physical therapy services
Our physical therapists will customize a pediatric occupational therapy plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.
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