Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT)
Playing and interacting with other children is the primary purpose of a child’s existence. Our pediatric occupational therapists examine the existing capabilities of a child in terms of play, academic achievement, and day-to-day activities. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to teach children valuable life skills that will enable them to participate intentionally and successfully in their communities.
The pediatric Occupational Therapists at Child Care Therapy examine and treat children and young people in their homes for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to the following:
• Movements of the hands and fingers are included in fine motor abilities.
• Coordination of the hands and eyes.
• Personal care tasks, such as getting dressed and grooming oneself.
• Activation and development of the upper body.
• Impairments of sensation and movement are sensory system issues that impact function.
What Kind Of Interaction Can I Expect Between My Child And Occupational Therapists?
Sessions of treatment may focus on one, some, or all of the following areas, depending on the needs of the child :
• Children need to develop their fine motor abilities to play with their toys, write legibly, make copies from a blackboard, and operate a computer.
• Coordination of the hands and eyes improves a child’s ability to play, as demonstrated by activities such as putting together a puzzle, stacking blocks, scoring a target, striking a ball, and adorning a doll.
• Children are taught fundamental aspects of self-care such as bathing, dressing, brushing their teeth, and feeding themselves to facilitate their development toward greater independence.
• Attention and concentration to increase not just learning and study skills but also socialization and interaction skills
• The requirement for and use of specialist equipment, including but not limited to wheelchairs, crutches, bathing equipment, dressing tools, or communication aids.
• Children who receive OT see improvements in both their cognitive and motor abilities. The most effective form of intervention occurs at an early stage.