Does your child struggle with activities at home, school, or in the community?
Pediatric occupational therapy uses purposeful activity to maximize the independence of a child who is limited by sensory integration/processing, fine motor weaknesses, neurological or cognitive impairment, or a developmental or learning disability, such as dysgraphia.
Activities like dressing and undressing, eating, writing with a pencil, and other physical activities are what many people think of when they hear about occupational therapy in children. Less well known, but equally important, aspects of OT are helping children with concentration challenges succeed in school, working with children who have issues with sensory processing, assisting children who struggle socializing with peers, and helping children with emotional regulation
Our occupational therapists use play activities to enhance sensory processing and teach emotional regulation, thus reducing meltdowns or frustrations over perceived “simple” tasks. All of our Occupational Therapists at Kid’s Creek are trained and experienced in successfully addressing Sensory Processing Disorders in children. Click here to learn more about Sensory Integration Disorder.