Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Our state licensed Occupational Therapists will evaluate, organize, and conduct medically prescribed occupational therapy to pediatric and adolescent age children. Our therapists will direct the patient and the caregiver in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and/or enhance performance. We will focus on fine motor, visual-motor, and sensory processing skills needed for basic activities of daily living. This may include help feeding and\or dressing themselves, improving handwriting, going to the bathroom independently, and many other age appropriate skills.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD COULD BENEFIT FROM OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?
- Behavior deteriorates when schedule changes
- Difficulty getting to sleep and easily awakened
- Avoids playing with other children
- Avoids eye contact with caregivers
- Resists being cuddled
- Upset if clothing, hands, or face is messy
- Unaware of wet or dirty diaper
- Upset when placed on back to change diapers or wash hair
- Craves increased movement/roughhousing
- Becomes overstimulated easily
- It takes overly amounts of stimulation to get a reaction (ie. Being swung in air higher than that of peers, playing in water, spinning objects, mouthing objects, vibration)
- Difficulty with small manipulative: not use two hands together, lack of pincer grasp after age of 1 yr.
- Does not use index finger to point to pictures/ objects or insert into small holes by age of 10-11 mos.
- Not pulling socks off
- Not turning pages of thick cardboard book by age 15 mos.
- Difficulty with feeding self or accepting different