Believe it or not, children have a job to do. It may not fit the perception of what people believe “work” or “a job” to be. But children do have a job. A very important one, in fact.
A child’s “job” is to play and to learn.
For a child, activities like running, swinging, climbing, buttoning, drawing, and writing are their “occupation.” For some children, this comes naturally. For others, these activities can be challenging.
That’s where we come in. As Pediatric Occupational Therapists, we help children engage, participate, socialize — through playing and learning.
In the process, they gain confidence and a sense of independence.
Behavior, appropriate or inappropriate, builds upon the sensory systems. If a child can’t control their body, they will try to control the environment around them — resulting in inappropriate or maladaptive behavior.
Our occupational therapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of the following:
- Sensorimotor skills
- Sensory processing integration
- Visual-motor integration
- Visual perceptual skills
- Fine motor control and coordination
- Gross motor control and coordination
- Self-care skills
- Social and peer interaction skills
- Executive functioning skills
Our therapists treat children with a wide variety of abilities. They specialize in working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy.