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Occupational Therapy

What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT)?

Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) is a therapy which uses a child's primary occupation, such as play, to improve fine motor, social, and self help skills needed to function within a child's home, school, and community environments.

Occupational therapist also specialize in creating personalized treatment programs for children with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. Other common diagnoses include, but are not limited to, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, Downs Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and Cerebral Palsy.
 

TREATMENT includes:

  • Sensory Integration
    • Visual
    • Gustatory
    • Auditory
    • Tactile
    • Olfactory
  • Fine Motor Skills
    • Pencil grasp
    • Pre-writing
    • Handwriting
    • Manipulation of fasteners for dressing
    • Self-feeding with feeding utensils such as spoon, fork, etc.
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
    • Letter reversals
    • Number reversals
    • Visual figure ground
    • Visual-spatial relationships
    • Reading
    • Visual discrimination
    • Visual sequential-memory
    • Visual closure
    • Visual form constancy
  • Cognitive Skills
    • Problem-solving
    • Organizational skills
    • Attention
    • Interaction with peers and adults
    • Motor planning
  • Sequential Memory skills
    • Auditory sequential memory
    • Visual sequential memory
  • Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADLs)
    • Dressing
    • Toileting
    • Self-feeding
    • Grooming/hygiene
  • Instrumental of Activities of Daily Living Skills (IADLs)
    • Money Management skills
  • Eye-hand Coordination Skills

 

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