Occupational Therapy Services
About Occupational Therapy
An experienced occupational therapist will work with your child on the areas of need identified in the evaluation. Here is a sample of some of the areas we treat:
- Auditory Processing
- Sensory Processing
- Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Visual Processing
All of our occupational therapists are certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and have significant pediatric experience.
Occupational therapy evaluation: What to expect
Your occupational therapist will work with you to schedule your child’s evaluation at a time that works for you and your child. Occupational therapy evaluations are 55 minutes in length and may continue into a second scheduled session. Our occupational therapists do an incredible job of creating an engaging, fun, and non-stressful environment. Therapists use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools including developmental history, observation, oral motor function, sensory function, vestibular function, and visual motor function, and standardized tests to obtain a comprehensive picture of your child’s skills and will create a customized treatment plan with goals specific to your child’s needs. An evaluation report can take up to two weeks to prepare and your child’s therapist will follow up with you to discuss the results of the evaluation and make recommendations for your child. You will receive a copy of your child’s evaluation report from your child’s therapist. Goals and treatment plans are specific and measurable so that your child’s progress can be tracked. Communication is highly important to us so please be sure to reach out to your child’s therapist with any questions or concerns. Your therapist will work closely with your family to improve your child’s areas of need.
Signs your child may benefit from occupational therapy
- Constantly moving or fidgeting
- Overly rough play
- Difficult imitating actions
- Has trouble focusing on a task/ gives up easily
- Poor eye contact when interacting with others
- Picky eating/ avoids certain textures
- Decreased body awareness (i.e. runs into things)
- Difficult with age appropriate feeding, dressing, etc.
- Responds too much or too little to sounds, movement, clothing textures, touching or being touched
Treatment frequency and duration
The length of time your child will be in therapy will depend on the needs of your child. Typically, children are seen once or twice a week for 55 minutes each session. Your therapist will create a detailed, customized, goal-centered treatment plan for your child and will give you periodic updates on how your child is progressing toward his or her goals.