Pediatric Occupational Therapy helps children and teens gain independence by improving their ability to complete everyday activities at home, school, and play. Our Occupational Therapist provides compassionate, individualized care for each child. If your child is having difficulty with self-care skills, motor skills, or play skills, our Occupational Therapist can help. Our Occupational Therapist looks closely at each activity to determine if motor, cognitive, sensory processing, social-emotional, or other areas are contributing to the functional difficulty. Our Occupational Therapist can help your child with:
Fine Motor Skills
Focusing on smaller muscles allows your child to control detailed movements. These movements require the use of smaller muscles of the body such as the eyes, face, tongue, hands, and fingers. Important fine motor skills include smiling, following moving objects with their eyes, and picking up small items such as food. These are all necessary skills for early exploration, body awareness, and play. Later, these skills will lead to everyday skills such as handwriting, stacking blocks, playing ball, staying safe on playground equipment.
Focus on teaching the individual the skills necessary for bathing, dressing, or self feeding.
Find out if Occupational Therapy is right for your child. Contact your child's Primary Care Physician to see if they believe your child would benefit from a referral for Occupational Therapy.
Feeding therapy assists in helping children develop normal, effective feeding patterns and behaviors. It is more than simply "teaching a child to eat." We help individuals conquer their feeding issues, including being a "picky eater," oral defensiveness, flavor or texture aversions, and lack of focus. Our therapists work closely with each child and their families to determine the source of the child's difficulties and develop a plan of care specific to that child's needs.
This is an approach to helping children who have difficulty navigating their environments due to overstimulation or under stimulation of the sensory system. Sensory based therapy utilizes the bodies 5 senses: vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell; along with 2 additional "internal" senses of proprioception (body awareness) and vestibular (movement) to create optimal level of arousal and regulation to allow the child to successfully engage with their environment.
Kids learn and grow in our custom designed sensory gym!