Pediatric occupational therapists focus on helping children develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults. Physical impairment, injuries and a host of other issues can hamper a child’s ability to perform common tasks or progress normally through the stages of social or cognitive development.

Our pediatric occupational therapists will assess any concern you may have as well as your child’s:

  • Fine-motor skills
  • Sensory integration
  • Self-care abilities
  • Preschool skills
  • Visual-motor skills

Some conditions to look for when considering occupational therapy for your child:

  •  Difficulty focusing attention (or over-focused) and unable to shift to next task
  •  Seems weaker or tires more easily than other children
  •  Needs more practice than other children to learn new skills
  •  Difficulty with the use of a spoon or cup and/or has messy eating habits
  •  Difficulty putting on shoes (not tying) or getting on coat with zipper
  •  Does not enjoy jumping, swinging or having feet off the ground
  •  Dislikes playing with puzzles or small manipulative toys (blocks, beads, etc.)
  •  Difficulty paying attention or following instructions
  • Overly active, unable to slow down and appears to be in constant motion
  •  Does not accept change in routine easily
  •  Dislikes swimming, bathing, hugs, and/or haircuts
  •  Overreacts to touch, taste, sounds or odors
  •  History of delayed speech development
  •  Finds it difficult to make friends with children of the same age, prefers to play with adults or     younger children rather than peers
  • Is a picky eater, refuses many foods
  • Frequently pushes, hits or uses too much force when playing with other children
  • Avoids coloring or drawing
  • Disruptive or concerning behaviors

Pediatric therapy is directed at allowing children to play and communicate at an age-appropriate level. Our therapists are passionate about play and strive to make each session fun so that your child will get the most out of his or her therapy time.