Occupational Therapists are skilled in helping children to do the activities that are important to them in their day to day life. An “Occupation” refers to any activity that an individual does to occupy time which brings meaning and joy to their life. An Occupational Therapist will work in collaboration with your family to help improve your child’s function and participation in their “occupations” such as self-care, productivity and leisure skills. Please see below for a list of our services and more information.
Occupational Therapists can assess and treat the following areas:
- feeding challenges
- fine motor difficulties
- sensory processing
- school readiness skills
- self-care activities (dressing, toileting, grooming)
- play skills
Our Occupational Therapists are passionate about working with children and their families to achieve goals that are meaningful to them. We believe in partnering with children and their families to work towards new goals while celebrating successes along the way. Our Occupational Therapist will conduct a formal assessment with your child using a holistic and strengths- based approach that considers the child, their environments, and their occupations through standardized assessments, interviews, and skilled observation. Following the assessment, results will be shared and an individualized treatment plan will be created based on your child’s needs.
Our Occupational Therapists are trained to use a variety of treatment approaches including Handwriting Without Tears, The Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, the ALERT program, Zones of Regulation, DIR Floortime®, Sensory Integration, functional core and upper extremity strengthening, therapeutic play.