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Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy team provides assessment  and treatment services for infants and children who have difficulty performing every day activities.

The team provides a therapeutic program tailored to your child’s individual nee. Occupational Therapy focuses on:

*Fine Motor/Visual Motor Integration Skills

  • Grasping
  • Writing
  • Cutting
  • Daily Skills such as using utensils, dressing (buttons, zippers, shoe tying). 
  • Play Activities
*Pre-writing and Handwriting
*Visual perception - is the ability to interpret the surrounding environment using light in the visible spectrum reflected by the objects in the environment.
*Bilateral coordination - refers to the ability to coordinate both sides of the body at the same time in a controlled and organized manner; such as holding paper while cutting with scissors or lacing beads require the right and left sides of the body to work together.
*Sensory Integration - is the process that organizes sensation from one's own body and the environment, thus making it possible to use the body effectively within the environment. 
*Motor planning - It allows us to know, remember, and perform small steps that make a particular movement or task happen.
*Strength and endurance
*Life skills

Your child may be in need of occupational therapy if he or she:
  • Becomes tired easily and has difficulty completing tasks which require strength or endurance.
  • Exhibits difficulty playing with small objects.
    • Utilizes Immature grasps, shows no hand preference, has poor pencil/crayon control.
    • Unable to use scissors.
  • Has visual perceptual difficulties, such as coloring within the lines, writing on a line with proper spacing, putting a puzzle together, or locating an object in a busy scene.
  • Has challenges with getting dressed.
  • Is sensitive to sensory stimulation including touch, textures, sounds, movement, taste, or light.
    • Exhibits Sensory seeking behaviors.
    • Difficulties with peer interaction.
    • Demonstrates difficulties with attending to a task or following simple instructions.
  • Has difficulty visually attending to a task or tracking with isolated eye movements which may be seen in tasks such as writing, reading, and catching a ball.
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