What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
Some people may think that occupational therapy is only for adults; kids, after all, do not have occupations. But a child’s main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate kids’ skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), in addition to dealing with an someone’s physical well-being, OT practitioners address psychological, social, and environmental factors that can affect functioning in different ways. This approach makes OT a vital part of health care for some kids.
• Integrating Developmental Milestones and Reflexes
• Sensorimotor Development Mobility and Stability
• Self Care Development and Independence
• Sensory Processing Assessments and Interventions
• Social Participation Assessments and Interventions
• Autism Spectrum Assessments and Interventions
• Sensory Equipment Assessment and Considerations to improve Self Regulation
• Seating and Positioning Evaluations to address functional performance
• Assistive Technology Devices and Systems Assessment
• Education and Training
Adult and Geriatric Care
• Client Centered Rehabilitation to promote the highest level independence and safety
• Patient and Family/Caregiver Education to improve safety, efficiency, and quality of care
• Musculoskeletal System Disorders
• Neurological System Disorders
• Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System Disorders
• Disorders of Movement and Neuromuscular Diseases
• Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders
• Post surgical rehabilitation
• Advanced Physical Agent Modalities to enhance healing and reduce recovery time
• Pain Assessments for Acute and Chronic
• Management and intervention
• Adaptive Equipment Assessment and Considerations to improve safety and quality of life
• Environmental Evaluation and Considerations to increase safety and make life easier
• Personalized care promoting strength, activity tolerance, mobility, and functional performance
• Fall Prevention Education and Management
• Mobility Aids Education and Training for successful community reintegration
• Low Vision Evaluation and Intervention