Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Our collaborative approach is designed to help children with physical, sensory, or cognitive disability to gain new skills, or re learn skills they may have lost. Our goal is to give children the right tools to grow in their independence and confidence in all areas of their lives.

While most of our clients are referred to us by a pediatrician or primary care physician, contact us if you have noticed the symptoms below in your child’s development, as they are good indicators that your child may be experiencing a development issue. We provide free consultations, and all consultations include an in person meeting with you, your child, and our assistant director where we gather an assessment of concerns both from you and from observing your child, and review medical history. From there we provide a suggested plan of therapy based on the individual needs of the child, and provide you with an understanding of your insurance benefits.

  • Touches people or objects constantly (seeking sensory input)
  • Overly sensitive to sensory input
  • Decreased motor control
  • Weak developmental motor skills
  • Difficulty transitioning or accepting change in environment or routine
  • Under responsive to sensory input
  • Under-active or Overactive
  • Poor attention/difficulty sitting still
  • Difficulty calming self
  • Decreased eye hand coordination
  • Exaggerated behaviors or reactions
  • Limited play skills
  • Poor social development
  • Limited self care skills
  • Weak postural control balance
  • Difficulties with body awareness
  • Weak visual spatial skills
  • Difficulties with handwriting, copying, drawing

Once your child begins pediatric occupational therapy with us, we will create a therapy plan with one of our specialists for individual or group therapy. We will evaluate and provide collaborative therapy for movement and mobility, strengthening, motor learning, balance and coordination, recreation, play, and daily care activities. Some of the therapies we use will:

  • Work on fine motor skills
  • Address hand-eye coordination
  • Learn basic tasks
  • Coordination skills
  • Evaluate the child’s need for specialized equipment
  • Work to improve focus and social skills