Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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At Children’s, our pediatric occupational therapists work to discover and maximize each individual's potential through positive, team-oriented treatments. This helps children, adolescents and young adults reach an optimal level of functioning at home, school and play and in the community.

Your Child's Visit

Learn what to expect and what you need to do to prepare for your child’s occupational therapy (OT) evaluation. | (En Español).

Conditions

Children, adolescents and young adults with the following conditions often require services of the pediatric occupational therapist:

  • Burns
  • Congenital and acquired hand conditions
  • Craniofacial disorders 
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Pervasive developmental disability

Treatments

The pediatric occupational therapists at Children’s are trained to provide specialized services in many areas. These include:

  • Daily living activities—self care, feeding, assistive devices
  • Driver Rehabilitation  
  • Fine-motor skills rehabilitation—motor control, writing skills, bilateral integration, motor planning
  • Oral-motor skills rehabilitation—lip control, tongue control and other components needed for swallowing
  • Neuromusculoskeletal—functional and protective splinting, soft-tissue integrity, functional joint mobility, strength, endurance
  • Perceptual processing—body scheme, visual closure, spatial relations, position in space
  • Sensory processing—tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular, visual