Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Our state-licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapists will evaluate, organize, and conduct medically prescribed occupational therapy to pediatric and adolescent-age children. Our therapists will direct the patient and caregiver in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and/or enhance performance. We will focus on fine motor, visual-motor, and sensory processing skills needed for basic activities of daily living. This may include help with feeding and\or dressing, improving handwriting, going to the bathroom independently, and many other age-appropriate skills.
How do I know if my child could benefit from Occupational Therapy?
- Behavior deteriorates when schedule changes
- Difficulty getting to sleep and easily awakened
- Avoids playing with other children
- Avoids eye contact with caregivers
- Resists being cuddled
- Upset if clothing, hands, or face is messy
- Unaware of a wet or dirty diaper
- Upset when placed on their back to change diapers or wash hair
- Craves increased movement/roughhousing
- Becomes overstimulated easily
- It takes overly amounts of stimulation to get a reaction (i.e., Being swung in the air higher than that of peers, playing in the water, spinning objects, mouthing objects, vibration)
- Difficulty with small manipulative: not using two hands together, lack of pincer grasp after the age of 1 yr.
- Does not use the index finger to point to pictures/ objects or insert into small holes by the age of 10-11 mos.
- Does not pull socks off
- Does not turn pages of thick cardboard book by age 15 mos.
- Difficulty with feeding self or accepting different foods