Occupational Therapy (OT) is a diverse profession that addresses a wide variety of needs. Children’s “occupations” or activities such as playing, learning and socializing with friends are necessary skills, so their transition into adulthood becomes a path to an independent and rewarding life.
The goal of an occupational therapist is to improve activities of daily living, which can include self-care skills, play skills, and school/academic performance. In order to improve performance in these areas, OT’s address skills such as fine motor development, sensory processing, motor planning, eye hand coordination and visual motor skills to name a few!
During OT sessions, treatment is child guided and our therapists focus on creating the ‘just right challenge’ for your child. These challenges foster growth and development within your child, while maintaining excitement and motivation.
Your OT will work with you to schedule your child’s evaluation at a time that works for you and your child. You will receive a copy of your child’s evaluation report from your child’s therapist. Goals and treatment plans are specific and measurable so that your child’s progress can be tracked.