Within our centers, we serve many children that face difficulty effectively receiving, processing, and responding to sensory information. Occupational Therapy services can help children strengthen skills that are needed in everyday life and can help target skills related to play, school preparation, self-esteem, and daily living.
What is Occupational Therapy services?
The goals of Occupational Therapists are to:
- Improve and enhance the quality of life for individuals and families
- To introduce, maintain, and improve skills so individuals can be as independent as possible
- Produce meaningful participation in activities
- Improve success in all aspects of life through teaching, practice, and modification of skills
Use hands on developmental activities and/or adaptive strategies to improve learning and environment to address the following skills:
- Fine motor skills (handwriting skills)
- Gross Motor skills (navigating play structures)
- ADL (management of fasteners of clothing)
- Play skills (appropriate use of toys)
- Sensory (assistance in regulating over/under sensitivity)
- Social emotional development and self regulation (identifying emotions and using self calming strategies)