Occupational Therapy helps children develop sensory awareness, strength and coordination needed for self-care, and early learning skills. Children who have social and behavioral difficulties may also benefit from treatment.
At Kidspiration, our professional staff focuses on the child’s ability rather than their disability. Our staff are licensed by the state, and focus on helping children achieve independence in all areas, based on their current stage in life.
At Kidspiration, our therapists are not only trained in the latest therapy methods, but are confident that our strategies and programs will bring results. Some of our OT goals include:
Social Skills - The ability to interact appropriately with peers and adults in any given situation. Learn how to sit still, follow directions, stay on task, make friends, take turns, and manage emotions.
Sensory Integration Problems - Learn to cope with problems processing or organizing sensory information, especially visual, auditory, and tactile sensations. Address difficulty when learning concepts, following directions, attending to activities not of his or her own choosing, performing personal care tasks, dislike of certain textures, physical clumsiness, social and emotional problems, impulsivity, and poor self-esteem.
Orthopedic Problems - Learn to cope with the problems associated with muscles and joints - which limit the child’s ability to walk, play, eat, dress, and groom self. Overcome fisted hands, arms flexed at chest, poor pencil grip, and inability to fully straighten or bend arms and/or other joints.
Fine Motor Skills - Develop the precise movement of hands in manipulating objects, and in coordinating arm/hand use with visual skills. Address weak hand strength and eye/hand coordination, poor body awareness and motor planning, poor visual tracking, difficulty using both hands at the same time, and reaching arms across the body for an object.
Self-Help Skills - Learn the daily activities of dressing, eating , grooming, and hygiene. Overcome difficulty or inability buttoning, zipping, or tying articles of clothing, or problems holding eating or grooming utensils.
Following the evaluation process, a precise treatment plan is then developed. Occupational Therapy helps children develop sensory awareness, strength and coordination needed for self-care, and early learning skills. Pediatric Occupational Therapy will help your child excel in their daily lives as they play, attend school, have social interaction as they grow to be adults.