Occupational therapy for kids

The phrase “occupational therapy” is a bit of a misnomer. It has little to do with employment or job skills with children. A child’s “occupation” is play. That’s where children learn important life skills, like gross and fine motor coordination. During play, the brain learns how to interpret sensory signals. Pediatric Occupational Therapists are experts in measuring these skills and designing therapeutic play activities that develop and strengthen them.

Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Improving oral-motor development and eating

  • Increasing muscle strength, range of motion, energy and postural control

  • Promoting mobility and fine motor skills

  • Improving visual and motor coordination

  • Advancing life skills (bathing, dressing, feeding)

  • Enhancing Sensory integration and processing