Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for children with neurodevelopmental differences.

Does your child:

  • Over-react to sounds, touch, texture of foods, seek movement to the point of interfering with his or her function?
  • Protect his ears to sounds others do not find irritating.
  • Have difficulty doing everyday tasks consistently
  • Need more help and support for self care and hygiene activities.
  • Seem to have difficulty learning new tasks and finds it difficult to do the skill even though have observed and seem to understand the task.
  • Have difficulty with occupational roles of work play and leisure that other children their age engage in.
  • Have difficulty with fine motor skills needed for tying shoes or writing.
  • Have difficulty being able to monitor the right level of arousal or alertness to a given situation.

These and many other factors often interfere in functional performance of everyday tasks, creating difficult and frustrating situations for children at home and in other community setting.  An Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention may help us understand, support your child in his developmental growth to greater success and more typical participation at home and school.

The Occupational Therapy evaluation is designed to better understand the underlying strengths and weakness that challenge everyday occupations of children as a family member, student, sibling, playmate, helper or friend.   The Occupational Therapist uses a variety of intervention strategies directed at the client, the environment and the activity to stimulate active engagement and growth.  Outcomes and goals are determined along with the child and parents, helping to refine what are most important to them.  Treatment is usually weekly for 50 minutes, with active parent involvement and support to help the child be successful in all settings.

Occupational Therapy treatment is directed at many levels of support and skills building depending on the needs of the child and family.  The therapist will address the child’s needs by layering an activity to meet the relationship skills, embedded with sensory processing abilities, motor planning and specific skill building for visual motor skills, attention, self care activities, organization, imaginative play, or peer relationship skills.