A child's occupation is to be a kid! Through the use of play, our occupational therapists help children acquire and maintain the skills needed for the job of living. These include, but are not limited to:
Occupational therapists not only work directly with the child, but also with the family, parents, caregivers, and teachers in order to educate and reinforce specific skills and behaviors which will be used to improve and facilitate the child's performance and functioning.
Each child's success is strongly dependent upon parental involvement. Therapy does not stop when the child leaves the clinic, but must be carried through to the home environment. Pediatric therapists specialize in working with parents and caregivers to ensure home programs are in place to make each child's progress the best is can be!
If you have concerns about your child's development, discuss those with your doctor and request a prescription for an occupational, speech, and/or physical therapy evaluation. Medicaid and private insurance may cover therapy. Private pay is also accepted.