What is it and how can my child benefit?
A child’s occupation is to play, learn, be independent with their self-care activities, socialize appropriately with peers, be successful in school, self-regulate and have healthy self-esteem. Pediatric Occupational Therapists evaluate and treat children with disorders or delays that may inhibit their ability to succeed in these areas.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy focuses on…
the progressive development and improvement of a child’s occupational performance by addressing:
- Sensory Integration
- Balance, Coordination, Strength and Endurance
- Fine Motor Dexterity
- Bilateral Coordination
- Upper Body and Core Strengthening
- Visual-Motor Integration
- Play and Social Skills
- Feeding and Oral Motor Skills
- Activities of Daily Living such as Feeding, Bathing, Toileting, Grooming Dressing, etc.
- Academic Skills including Attention and Handwriting Skills
- Behavioral difficulties