Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps children develop or regain skills needed for play, work, and self-care skills.  Play is vital in emotional, mental and physical development.  Strong motor skills help a child participate fully in play and achieve academic success.

Occupational Therapy can help children with:

  • play skills
  • fine motor skills
  • handwriting difficulty
  • self-help skills
  • difficulty with eating and managing a variety of food textures and tastes
  • oral motor skills
  • Sensory Processing Dysfunction
  • social skills
  • adaptive equipment

Sensory processing and integration problems can impact a child’s motor skills, ability to tolerate a variety of environments and experiences, behavior, language, and learning.

Signs of Sensory Processing Dysfunction include:

  • Fear of movement, having feet off the ground, poor balance, clumsiness or weakness
  • Overly sensitive to touch, movement, sights, or sounds,
  • Under reactive to touch, movement, sights, or sounds
  • Difficulty with tolerating touch, textures, clothing or variety of food
  • Difficulty with motor coordination or learning a new motor task

Limited variety of play

  • Limited social skills or difficulty playing with other children
  • Poor problem solving or difficulty adapting to new situations
  • Inability to unwind or calm self
  • Poor self concept
  • Delays in speech, language, or motor skills
  • Delays in academic achievement

Specialized treatment programs include Handwriting Without Tears™, How Does your Engine Run? and Wilbarger Therapressure Program

We also have 2 therapists certified in Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing (SIPT).