Occupational Therapy services include:
- Daily Living Skills
- Executive Functioning
- Handwriting Assessment and Treatment
- Social Enrichment Groups
- Therapeutic Listening
- Walbarger Protocol / Therapeutic Brushing
- Home Program
- Ocular-Motor and Visual Perceptual Assessment and Treatment
Occupational therapy (also referred to as “OT”) at North Shore Pediatric Therapy enables children of all ages to live life to the fullest by helping them acquire developmental skills and promoting appropriate participation in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapists (OTs) at North Shore Pediatric Therapy are licensed and certified professionals whose purpose is to help children reach their full potential at home, school, play, and in the community. They seek to treat children on a holistic level, as they understand that a child’s social, emotional, and physical needs are intertwined. The OTs’ goals are to help children lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Our occupational therapists provide interventions to children who have, or are at risk of having, developmental delays and are experiencing difficulties functioning in one or more areas of their lives. Therapy may include facilitating performance of coordinated motor skills and/or use of the hands, as well as promoting skills for listening and following directions, self-regulation, social play, dressing, and grooming. Some other areas of focus may include helping children improve abstract reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and perceptual skills, as well as memory, sequencing, and motor planning. All of these skills are crucial for independent living and success across many environments.
Occupational therapy services typically include: 1) a comprehensive evaluation; 2) customized treatment programs to improve the child’s ability to perform daily activities; 3) an at-home program for carry-over of therapy techniques; 4) recommendations for the home and school as appropriate; 5) adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training as appropriate; and 6) continual guidance and support for family members and caregivers.
Our occupational therapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of the following:
- Sensorimotor Skills
- Sensory Processing Integration
- Visual-Motor Integration
- Visual Perceptual Skills
- Fine Motor Control and Coordination
- Gross Motor Control and Coordination
- Self-Care Skills
- Social and Peer Interaction Skills
Our therapists help children develop the skills needed to perform everyday tasks by using creative methods to motivate children and ensure that their experience at North Shore Pediatric Therapy is successful and enjoyable! We value our relationships with caregivers, teachers, and physicians, and realize that collaboration is essential in creating effective carry-over from the clinic to the home and school.
Our therapists treat children with a wide variety of abilities. They specialize in working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. We enjoy working with any child who needs extra support to meet his/her full potential.
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