What is Occupational Therapy?
An Occupational Therapist’s role is to assist individuals in performing “occupations” with the greatest level of independence possible. The most important childhood occupations include playing, socializing, and learning. Pediatric occupational therapy promotes the development of skills needed to support a child's participation in functional and meaningful activities.
Common areas of concerns: Motor planning and sequencing, sensory integration and regulation, reflexes, gross and fine motor coordination, handwriting, muscle strength and tone, independence in Activities of Daily Living, auditory and visual processing, trunk control, vestibular processing, and social skills.
Common diagnoses in pediatrics: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Feeding Difficulties, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Fine Motor Delays, Sensory Processing Disorder, Learning Disabilities.
**Please note that at Sensational Steps, we do not require a medical diagnosis.