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Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence while also strengthening the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that children need to function and socialize.

Helping your kids reach their potential and gain independence.

We specialize in pediatric occupational therapy.

A child’s role in life is to play and interact with other children. We evaluate a child’s current skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.  OT’s help children perform daily activities they may find challenging by addressing sensory, social, behavioral, motor, and environmental issues.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​We also utilize the most current evaluation tools and clinical standards in determining the appropriate treatment for each child. We start by communicating directly with parents/guardians to determine the family’s goals and priorities. Then, through individualized evaluations, we find solutions to help maximize independence and increase participation in daily activities, including self-care, learning and play.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Next Steps…
I think my child could benefit from occupational therapy. How do I get started?

If there are concerns regarding a child’s skills or development, contact Developmental Therapy Services to speak with the therapist to discuss specifics related to this and to access the first step – evaluation.

Upon completion of the initial evaluation, a written report interpreting findings and any recommendations is provided for the family, along with a separate conference time for explanation and discussion. Treatment is scheduled as appropriate.

Developmental Therapy Services is the place to help each child get set for success.

Throughout treatment, our occupational therapists assist children to engage in their occupation of playing and learning, building the skills and confidence to thrive in their environments.

WHAT WE DO

Individual & Family Treatment

Treatment is geared toward building on specific motivations of each child, improving skills and abilities, and tailoring interventions to the needs of the child and family.

Early Intervention

Providing targeted therapy services to babies, toddlers, and young children helps take advantage of the unique ability of the young nervous system to develop new connections for development and function.

Social Skills

Often issues with social participation are influenced by a child’s self-regulation and levels of arousal. Assisting children with achieving appropriate levels of arousal improves greatly their eye contact, conversation, and shared play experiences. Addressing this is a part of the therapeutic process and a vital part of successful peer participation.

Fine Motor Skills

Improving hand and finger strength, tactile discrimination (the ability to use touch to get information from the environment and help perform tasks), and dexterity are addressed through activities and exercises, performed both during sessions and as part of a home program.

Handwriting

Learning to print and later to write in cursive, requires a detailed set of skills that include appropriate stability, hand and finger strength, visual motor skills, and visual perceptual ability. Difficulty forming letters, becoming fatigued with lengthy writing tasks, trouble with spacing &/or placement on the writing line, are all addressed both by identifying and remediating underlying component parts of writing ability, and well as practice during sessions and at home.

Social-Emotional-Behavioral Support

This a primary building block of all performance and function. Each child must feel secure, valued, and respected in order to develop a healthy sense of self. Attention is given to each child as needed to facilitate achieving comfortable levels of arousal, modifying treatment activities &/or environmental demands, working with caregivers to achieve awareness of following routines, and accepting limits in order to help develop self-confidence and a healthy self-concept.

For more information about our services

There are many other services that we offer and many other ways we can help. Please contact us to get more information or setup an appointment.

Fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. You can use the form to request an appointment or to request more information. We will love to hear from you and see how we can help your child reach their potential.

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Focus Group Follow-up to PP on Bullying Prevention For parents, teachers, organizations and students of all ages and grades.
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Below are a few slides (slides will change depending upon the audience and age group) as examples of the Bullying Prevention PP and the Follow-up Focus Group. Allow 1.5 hours for each, with a 20 minute break in between. The focus groups with be interactive in nature. Questions may be posed on slides.
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