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Occupational therapy is skilled intervention that helps individuals achieve greater success and independence in all aspects of their daily lives. For children this means developing underlying sensory and motor skills that impact a child’s ability to engage in play, interact with peers, and participate in self-care activities.


arrow downWe Offer Evaluations + Treatments to Improve the Following:

  • Sensory processing
  • Fine motor development
  • Gross motor development as it relates to coordination, balance, motor planning and postural stability for functional tasks
  • Integration of retained primary reflexes/primitive movement patterns
  • Oral motor and feeding skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Self-care performance and participation
  • Participation in play

arrow downCommon Observations that Indicate a Child Might Benefit from an Occupational Therapy Evaluation:

  • Sensitivity to clothing
  • Picky eater
  • Avoidance of playground equipment
  • Decreased tolerance for or ability to participate in self-care tasks
  • Tendency to play “too rough” with toys or peers
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Withdrawal behaviors in busy environments
  • Emotional outbursts that seem more exaggerated that those of similar-aged peers
  • Bumps into furniture, people or objects in the environment with little awareness of where body is in space
  • Delay in meeting motor milestones
  • Tires more quickly than peers with physical activity
  • Avoidance of fine motor tasks including coloring or writing
  • Difficulty using utensils during mealtime
  • Difficulty completing fasteners on clothing
  • Difficulty following household routines (getting ready for school, getting ready for bed, etc.)
  • Appears to be clumsier or more accident prone than peers
  • Seems to need more practice than peers to learn a new motor task
  • Difficulty following directions or navigating transitions
  • Frequently says “I can’t” or won’t initiate participation in new or less familiar tasks
  • Tends to be overly active or has trouble calming down
  • Can become rigid or becomes upset when plans change without notice
  • Has poor self-esteem, lacks self-confidence
  • Struggles socially with peers

Meet Our Dedicated Staff

Our staff understands that each child has unique needs when it comes to therapy services. We provide collaboration throughout the therapy process to help your child achieve their greatest potential.