Occupational therapy can help children with physical, mental or cognitive disorders develop, maintain or recover daily living skills. Therapy focuses on improving fine-motor and oral-motor skills, perceptual and sensory processing, and neuromusculoskeletal function. Therapists also help children with self-care, feeding and managing assistive devices.
Our pediatric occupational therapists work with children with conditions such as:
- Congenital (present at birth) and acquired hand conditions
- Craniofacial disorders
- Developmental delays
- Learning disabilities
- Neuromuscular conditions
- Pervasive developmental disability
Your child’s occupational therapist will examine how he performs a variety of functions and tasks. This includes upper extremity use, how your child calms himself down, planning and making movements, handwriting, cutting with scissors, and processing information through the senses. Therapists apply positive, team-oriented treatments to help children function at the highest possible levels at home, at school and during play.
Children’s occupational therapy services are available at all nine of our outpatient locations. In addition to outpatient treatments, our therapists also provide inpatient rehabilitation.