Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a treatment that focuses on helping people achieve independence; utilizing strategies and/or adaptations to promote functional independence and/or appropriate participation in areas of play, school, and home. It can offer children with various needs, creative and fun approaches to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills, while also enhancing their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Our therapist specialize in the evaluation and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in performance of daily activities in their learning, play development, socialization, feeding, cognition, and self-help skills. Our occupational therapy interventions facilitate the development of individualized age appropriate skills to achieve the highest level of functional independence as much as possible.

When is Occupational Therapy needed?

Our Occupational Therapy department treats a wide range of disorder in infants, young children, and adolescents: for the following conditions, but not limited:

Neurological Disorders (Congenital, Post-traumatic)
Cerebral Palsy
Down’s Syndrome
Developmental Delays
Learning Difficulties/Disabilities
Mental Health or Behavioral Problems
Upper Extremity Injuries
Sensory Integration
Spinal Cord Injuries
Muscular Dystrophy

What to look for in your child:

Attention Problems
Learning Difficulties
Delayed Self-Help Skills (Dressing, Toileting, Feeding, etc>)
Delayed Handwriting Skills
Decreased Extremity Strength and Endurance
Delayed Fine Gross Motor Development
Lack of / Fear delayed interaction with others
Difficulty with grasping
Sensory Processing Deficits (Difficulties with touching, hearing, movement, fear of heights and/or feeding, etc.)