Occupational Therapy – Beyond Therapy

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Many people are surprised to hear that children participate in occupational therapy, because we usually associate the term occupation with work.  Our therapists help children be successful in the many “jobs” of childhood, including play, self-care, school performance and social interactions.  Developing these skills is critical for transition to the independence required in adulthood.  As pediatric occupational therapists, we address many skills needed for success in a child’s daily life.  We provide evaluation, intervention and consultation in the following areas:

  • Fine Motor & Handwriting Skills
  • Sensory Integration
  • Motor Planning
  • Oral Motor Functioning
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Play & Socialization
  • Behavior

Therapy is designed to seem like play to the children, yet the therapist draws upon extensive training in specialty areas to provide challenging therapeutic activities aimed at developing greater capabilities.

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Treatment Benefits

Motor Skills:

Feeding Skills:

Occupational Therapy – Beyond Therapy