Occupational Therapists help people develop and regain the necessary skills to have a meaningful and rewarding life. “Occupation” does not mean only employment, rather it may encompass anything that occupies your time. For a child or adolescent this could be playing, learning and socializing with friends. For adults it could be balancing a checkbook, having a job or getting dressed. When events in your life prevent you from completing your desired “occupations” you may benefit from participation in occupational therapy services.
While occupational therapists work with the whole lifespan, our current program is pediatric-focused.
Our Occupational Therapists provide evaluation, intervention and consultation in the following areas:
- Sensory Processing
- Social Emotional Skills
- Coping Skills
- Activities of Daily Living (dressing, toileting, sleep, toothbrushing, daily grooming and hygiene tasks)
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (money management, meal preparation, safety awareness, medication management, household management/chores)
- Executive Functioning (attention, memory, sequencing, pre-planning, following directions)
- Fine Motor Skills (stringing beads, grasping a pencil, shoe tying, etc.)
- Visual Motor Skills (handwriting, coloring, cutting, etc.)
- Balance and Coordination
- Upper Extremity and Core Strength
- Home Programming
Telehealth may be an option as determined by the Occupational Therapist and what is the most appropriate for your care.