Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists work to help children strengthen the development of fine motor, sensory motor, oral motor and visual motor skills that are needed to be as independent as possible in their play, learning, peer interactions and self-care skills.
Occupational therapy evaluation and intervention focuses on factors affecting the child’s independence in their occupations in the home, school, and play environments. A child’s occupation includes play, learning, peer interaction, and self-care skill development. Intervention techniques utilized are based on clinical reasoning, theories of occupational therapy practice, and evidence-based practice.
Intervention techniques and services include but are not limited to:
- Developmental progression of motor milestones and skills
- Sensory Integration and modulation techniques
- Developmental progression of fine motor and visual motor skills
- Oral motor intervention/feeding
- Adaptive and positioning equipment fitting, education and assistance
- Education of caregivers, client and family members
- Recreation, play and leisure promotion