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Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy is the science of promoting and maintaining independence through meaningful and purposeful activity to accomplish the "occupation" of living. A child's "occupation" is to play. We help children meet their developmental milestones by completing activities of daily living and developing skills which allow the child to be successful in school and at play. The purpose of occupational therapy is to enhance the coordination between the brain and the body to gain function in daily living. Not all children have a specific diagnosis related to overall development, but they may have needs for occupational therapy.

If your child displays any of the following red flags then you may want to contact our clinic:

  • Poor Fine Motor Skills
  • Poor Writing Skills
  • Poor Self Care Skills (eating, dressing, grooming, bathing)
  • Lack of Hand Dominance After the Age of 6 Years
  • Acting Out
  • Impulsivity Hurting Self or Others
  • Intolerance to Changes in Routine
  • Attention Problems
  • Clumsiness
  • Poor Posture
  • Tires Easily
  • Self Stimulating Behavior
  • Resistance to Touch
  • Intolerance of Clothing or Specific Types of Clothing
  • Resisting Grooming Tasks (cutting hair, brushing hair/teeth, washing hands/face)
  • High Threshold to Pain
  • Low or High Muscle Tone

Occupational Therapy Interventions Include:

  • Neurodevelopment Techniques (NDT)
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Brain Gym
  • Myofascial Release
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Sensory Integration

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