Does my child need Occupational Therapy?

Children who could benefit from our services may display some of the following:

  • Dislikes being held or cuddled
  • Dislikes being on tummy
  • Has not reached developmental milestones
  • Has stiff or loose arms
  • Has non-fluid arm movements
  • Has weak arms/hands
  • Difficulty performing tasks with both hands
  • Difficulty cutting with scissors
  • Has poor handwriting
  • Is over or under reactive to touch, movement, sights, sounds, taste or textures
  • Dislikes wearing certain clothing
  • Difficulty using eyes and hands together
  • Difficulty dressing/tying shoes
  • Difficulty buttoning, snapping, zipping
  • Has trouble performing self-care tasks
  • Erratic arousal/alertness
  • Has poor attention to task
  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Has excessive tantrums
  • Difficulty with changes in routine
  • Difficulty making friends, interacting or keeping up with peers
  • Decreased self-esteem
  • Poor eye contact
  • Is clumsy and uncoordinated
  • Has difficulty maintaining posture
  • Is unable to sit still
  • Has poor balance and body awareness
  • Walks on toes frequently

Our Pediatric therapists have a passion for children, working to develop each child’s abilities.

Diagnoses and treatments include the following:

  • Developmental delays
  • Fine Motor Delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Traumatic injury
  • Prematurity
  • Dyspraxia
  • Feeding Difficulties

Occupational therapists promote sensory processing, strength, balance, coordination, improved range of motion, activities of daily living and developmental progression through:

  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Sensory Integration Treatment
  • Sensory Diet
  • Motor Control
  • Strengthening programs
  • Parent education/training
  • Developmental therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Specialty programs include:
  • Suit erapy/eraSuit
  • PedFit
  • Sensory Processing/Integration
  • Torticollis Program
  • erapeutic Listening
  • How does your Engine Run?
  • e Alert Program
  • Yoga for Kids
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • M.O.R.E. program
  • Interactive Metronome