What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists are health care professional who work with children a to help them engage in day-to-day activities. These activities can include self-care, school participation, and play.
We can help with:
- Fine motor skills including printing, scissor skills, buttoning, zippering, and lacing.
- Gross motor skills such as balance, bilateral coordination, support with motor planning skills, core and upper body strength.
- Sensory processing which include the visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive senses.
- Feeding Skills which may include bottle feeding, transitioning to a cup, transitioning to solid foods, self-feeding with a spoon or fork, expanding textures and variety, building positive experiences around mealtimes at home and school.
The assessment consists of both standardized and non-standardized tests that allows the therapist to determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses for fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory processing. Based on the results of the assessment and discussion with the parent goals for therapy are then established.
Based on assessment results, your Occupational Therapist will establish a fun program for your child to develop fine and gross motor skills, and support sensory processing skills. Services are offered one to one with a therapist or in group format.