Occupational Therapy Services
About Occupational Therapy
TherapyWorks provides pediatric occupational therapy services in-home or via teletherapy. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines pediatric occupational therapy as improving “health and quality of life through facilitating participation and engagement in occupations, the meaningful, necessary, and familiar activities of everyday life.” There are many reasons why families seek occupational therapy support for their children. Here are some of the most common areas we treat:
- Auditory Processing
- Sensory Processing
- Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Visual Processing
- Emotional Regulation
All TherapyWorks occupational therapists are certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and have significant pediatric experience.
Occupational Therapy Evaluation: What to expect
Once you have completed TherapyWorks “get started” form and have been matched with a pediatric occupational therapist for your child, your occupational therapist will work with you to schedule your child’s evaluation at a time that works for you and your child.
TherapyWorks OT’s are experienced in creating an engaging, fun, and non-stressful environment for your child’s evaluation. 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.
You will receive a customized treatment plan with goals and recommendations specific to your child’s needs. Your child’s OT will discuss the results of the evaluation, suggested treatment goals and expected length of therapy. Goals and treatment plans are specific and measurable so that your child’s progress can be tracked.
Communication with parents is highly important to us at TherapyWorks. Your therapist will work closely with you to ensure successful therapy.
Signs your child may benefit from occupational therapy
If you have any concerns about your child’s sensory or fine motor development, please reach out! Here are some reasons you may consider an occupational therapy evaluation for your child:
- 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
We are happy to discuss your specific concerns and make recommendations.
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.