What is an Occupational Therapist (OT)? A professional trained to help children reach their optimal functional performance in the skills of daily life.
Daily Life Skills:
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): self feeding, hygiene, dressing skills
- Play skills: coordination, attention
- School skills: hand writing, attention in the classroom
- Community engagement: going to the grocery store, eating out at restaurants, family outings
The goal of the assessment is to determine your child’s strengths and the underlying impairments that are negatively impacting their functioning.
Skills assessed in OT:
- Postural control
- Coordination and movement patterns
- Core strength
- Motor planning
- Fine motor skills
- Visual motor integration
- Gross motor
- Visual spatial skills
- Sensory processing
- Ocular motor skills
In therapy we create an individualized plan to build upon your child’s strengths and address the areas of impairment. We aim to help your child grow, by improving his or her skills and self esteem by providing the “just right challenge” in a play based setting. Our model for treatment has a strong foundation in improving functional performance with an emphasis on sensory integration therapy, neurodevelopment therapy and parent empowerment.