WHAT IS PEDIATRIC OT?
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children succeed in any childhood activity (e.g., handwriting, playing with toys, engaging with friends, completing school tasks, learning new motor skills, self dressing, among others). Pediatric occupational therapists believe that the best way to address areas of difficulty for a child is through child-engaged activities and play.
WHAT IS THE THERAPY PROCESS?
Occupational therapy begins with an evaluation to determine your child's strengths and areas of difficulty. An evaluation consists of standardized assessments, sensory processing questionairres, parent interviews, observations as well as a possible school visit. From there, we will determine the goals for your child based on evaluation results and begin working to achieve those goals through one-on-one, highly individualized therapy sessions. We will also work extensively with you and your child's teachers and other professionals to help facilitate activities outside therapy that help your child meets his or her therapy goals.