Occupational Therapy: Explained
Occupational Therapy focuses on developing a child’s ability to perform age-appropriate play and learning skills, self-care activities, gross and fine motor skills, visual motor skills and sensory motor processing.
The evaluation process may include standardized tests, clinical observation of the child while engaged in activities, parental report through checklists and interview, and may include teacher questionnaires, if appropriate. We greatly value partnering with parents and caregivers to help children reach their full potential. I also value information from other health care providers who are working with the child, to encourage collaboration for the best outcome for the child.
Evaluation and treatment services target children and adolescents, birth to 21 years of age with a variety of diagnoses that may include:
• Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s
• Sensory-motor disorders, such as over/under sensitive to touch, sound, etc.
• Upper extremity (shoulder, arm and hand) injuries, birth defects, “clumsiness”
• Developmental disabilities
• Feeding disorders
• Down Syndrome and other genetic diagnoses
• Traumatic brain injury
• Delays in fine motor and visual motor skills directly affecting academic performance—such as handwriting, managing scissors, eating utensils
• Post traumatic stress disorder
Physician Referral Required
Therapy is provided on a reduced fee cash payment with each visit. We will be happy to provide you with the needed documentation to file with your own insurance company.