Occupational Therapy

Young boy working on occupational therapy skills using dangling ropes, while his occupational therapist guides him through the task.

Occupational therapy helps children to develop the underlying skills necessary for learning and performing specific tasks while also addressing social and behavioral skills. Pediatric therapy can help with the child’s self-concept and confidence, and it helps children develop the basic sensory awareness and motor skills needed for motor development, learning, playing, and healthy behavior. Occupational therapy for kids offers opportunities for improvement in many areas, including: strength and coordination, fine and gross motor coordination, motor planning, ocular motor skills, visual/perception skills, self-regulation, and sensory modulation. Therapists also work with parents, family, caregivers, and teachers to educate and reinforce specific skills and behaviors that will be used to improve the child’s ability to function in different social settings.

Children with autism and sensory processing disorders are often referred to our occupational therapy department for help adapting to sensory and environmental distractions. Our facility houses a sensory integration room with a ball pit, tunnels, swinging hammock, and more.

Our occupational therapists have certifications in specialty areas ranging from feeding, sensory integration, handwriting, splinting, assistive technology, and acute rehab.

More information about how to obtain pediatric occupational therapy for your child can be found here.

To discover more about the experience and skills of each of our pediatric occupational therapists, we invite you to visit our Therapy Staff bio page here.