Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on the “occupations” or “jobs” of childhood such as play, socialization, self-care and school performance. At Pediatric Therapies, our pediatric occupational therapists help children develop the skills needed for functional independence in these important developmental areas.
Pediatric occupational therapy is aimed at the unique needs of each individual child and is provided through meaningful activity, so as to keep the child motivated and invested in the therapeutic process. While pediatric therapy is designed to feel like play to the child, our expertly trained occupational therapists draw from strategies in many specialty areas to build upon your child’s progress.
Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on the progression of developmental skills, the use of compensation techniques and/or adaptive equipment as needed, and adapting to the environment. The goal for your child is to promote the greatest level of independence and success during work or play.
We place great importance on working closely with parents and other caregivers for carryover into the home. Our pediatric occupational therapists focus on the following areas and conditions:
- Sensory processing
- Play and socialization
- Fine motor and hand skill development
- Visual perceptual/visual-motor skills
- Adaptive equipment
- Environmental modifications
- Sensory-based feeding problems
- Developmental delay
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Behavioral difficulties
- And more…
More important than the things we use during pediatric therapy with your child is the building of a relationship. We focus not just on skill development, but also on play, socialization, language and teamwork. We strive to help your child learn that we are partners in this process and that he/she is able to achieve the extraordinary.