Occupational Therapy Services
All of our Occupational Therapists are among the best in their profession and have more than 15 years of experience working with the pediatric population. An experienced occupational therapist will evaluate all aspects of your child's fine motor skills, visual motor/visual perceptual skills, and sensory integration skills and design an individual treatment plan that will insure that your child achieves optimal therapeutic success. Treatment will focus on helping your child to achieve his/her goals through various fun, exciting, interactive activities designed to enhance functioning in their daily environment during every step of their treatment process. Parents will be given an update on progress, instructions for working with their child at home, and home activities after every treatment session.
- Comprehensive Evaluation of fine motor skills, visual motor/visual perceptual skills, motor planning, sensory integration, eye-hand coordination, and feeding.
- Individual treatment for all types of occupational therapy disorders
- Occupational Therapy services for delays/ disorders such as:
- Fine motor coordination: the coordination of small muscle movements that occur in the hands, wrists, fingers, feet, and toes. These small muscle movements are involved in actions such as picking up objects between the thumb and finger, using a pencil, holding a fork and using it to eat, and other small muscle tasks that occur on a daily basis.
- Limb apraxia: the inability to make precise or exact movements with a finger, an arm, or a leg despite having the desire and physical capacity to perform the movement.
- Motor Planning: when the action is formulated in the mind before you try to do it
- Attention and Memory
- Sensory Integration: how we take in information from our 5 senses and respond appropriately
- Developmental Coordination Disorder: (also known as developmental dyspraxia or the clumsy child syndrome) is a chronic neurological disorder beginning in childhood that can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a result of brain messages not being accurately transmitted to the body. Up to 50% of those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) also have DCD
- Feeding Difficulties: loading a spoon/fork and bringing it to the mouth; grasping finger foods and bringing them to the mouth
- Hand Injuries/Weakness
- Visual motor skills/eye hand coordination: the ability of the eyes to guide the hands and to coordinate movements of the body or parts of the body
- Visual perceptual skills: the ability to organize and interpret information that is seen and to give it meaning. These information processing skills include: figure ground, form constancy, spatial relations, visual closure, visual discrimination, visual memory, and visualization