pediatric occupational therapy.

About pediatric occupational therapy

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.

Conditions Treated:

  • Birth injuries
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord
  • Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Delays
  • Autism spectrum disorders 
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bone fractures, tendon injuries, or other orthopedic injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Cancer

Areas of Focus:

  • Handwriting skills
  • 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
  • Sensory-processing disorders
  • Upper body and core strengthening
  • Independence with activities of daily living

Handwriting Specialists

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.

Locations Offering Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Hicksville, NY

55 East Old Country Road

Hicksville, NY 11801

For more information and to schedule your first session