Our pediatric occupational therapy department at Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. helps children and families work together to gain independence while assisting with the development of sensory processing, motor planning, eye-hand coordination, visual perception, handwriting, and self-care skills. Specially trained clinicians help children and families integrate these skills in order that they are able to participate in activities in their home, school, play, and community environments.
Occupational Therapy evaluation is used to analyze the child’s areas of strengths and need and how these abilities/disabilities impact participation in daily activities. The evaluation consists of in depth clinical observation, the use of various standardized tests, and information gathering from parent, child, school, etc. as appropriate. Our occupational therapists use fun, “kid-friendly” activities to address each individual child’s needs. Home activities are recommended in order that gained skills can be reinforced between therapy sessions.
Clinicians have training in numerous areas including (but not limited to):
- Sensory Integration
- Neurodevelopmental Treatment
- Therapeutic Listening
- Astronaut Program
- Handwriting Without Tears