Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists focus on achieving functional independence through therapeutic interventions addressing perceptual motor skills, fine motor skills, strength and coordination, sensory integration/ sensory processing and self-care activities.
When would a family come and see you?
Any time a child is not functioning at an age appropriate level in any aspects of their life, they might see an OT for an evaluation. Children will benefit from Occupational Therapy if they have:
- Poor coordination
- Decreased balance (“clumsiness”)
- Delayed motor skill development
- Low muscle tone or strength
- Difficulty with handwriting
- Been diagnosed with a learning disability
- Difficulty completing tasks that seem easily attained by peers
- Behavioral challenges or social skill issues
- Decreased attention or ability to participate in age appropriate activities
- Decreased self-esteem and self-concept
- Decreased visual skills including visual perceptual skills and ocular motor skills
- Difficulties with feeding, is a picky eater or a messy eater