What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy helps children improve their motor, physical, sensory, and cognitive skills. It enhance their self-esteem and the just right challenge gives them a tangible sense of accomplishment.
Who can benefit?
We work with children with sensory processing disorder (SPD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, genetic disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other neurodevelopmental delays. We treat kids not labels— so please come see us if your not sure yet.
How Occupational therapy (OT) helps our kids:
Difficulty with fine and/or gross motor skills —difficulty with jumping, balancing, moving their head out of the way of an opening car door.
Struggling to keep up with peers in school— not writing, coloring, cutting, opening their lunch or putting on their coat for recess.
Difficulty meeting classroom expectations— trouble sitting at circle time, maintaining personal boundaries or staying on task.
Meltdowns/ Tantrums and difficulty with self-regulation
Strong reactions to sensory input— covering ears in public restrooms, refusing to wear jeans, having to have socks “just right”
Difficulty with completing ADL’s — demonstrating difficulty with dressing, bathing, or self-feeding.
Low self-esteem and self-confidence