Occupational Therapy Services for Children
We have Pediatric Occupational Therapists that can help children who have a variety of challenges including: delays in fine and gross motor skills, learning disabilities, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder), sensory processing, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, printing, writing or typing problems, and others.
How do you know if your child needs an Occupational Therapist?
Are you concerned that your child is not meeting developmental milestones?
Does your child have delays in fine or gross motor skill development including learning to draw and print, clothing fastenings (buttons, zippers, snaps, shoe laces, etc.), walking, running, jumping, climbing, playing sports)?
Does your child have problems with sensory processing issues including differences in the way they experience, integrate, and respond to sensation such as sensitivity to certain sounds, dislikes tags or certain fabrics against skin, avoids touch, constantly in motion, seeks deep pressure or small spaces, “stimming”, or “shutting down”?
Does your child have issues with self-regulation including difficultly maintaining a calm and alert state of arousal throughout the day such as maintaining attention to task, problem solving, impulse control, big reactions or tantrums to small problems, experiencing emotional or activity fluctuation extremes?
Does your child have problems with social skill development such as difficulty learning how, or being motivated to, initiate and maintain social interactions, picking up on non-verbal social cues, facial expressions, empathy, cooperative play, functional play skills, and communication skills?
Does your child display cognitive difficulties with things such as attention, memory, planning and organization that impacts homework completion and carrying out daily tasks due to issues with understanding or retaining information?
Occupational Therapy can help!
See our FAQs page for more information about how OT can help kids with autism, printing problems, and for funding information.