Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapists evaluate and treat a wide variety of gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills and executive functioning, feeding difficulties, functional vision skills, sensory processing, self-help skills, play, and social skill development. Occupational Therapists help promote independence in “occupations”, or everyday activities, for individuals across the lifespan.

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The main “occupation” of childhood is play. Yet, many children who experience difficulties or delays in gross motor development, fine motor coordination and manual control, sensory processing and modulation, self-regulation, and self-help skills may encounter disruptions of the their success or independence in play or school.

Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists specialize in:

• Gross motor skills and development
– Motor planning and praxis
– Bilateral coordination
– Right/Left discrimination
– Ball skills and hand-eye coordination

• Fine motor coordination and manual control
– Handwriting
– Visual-motor Integration
– Overall strength and hand development
– In-hand manipulation and translation skills

• Sensory Processing and Modulation
– Body awareness/position in space
– Sensory defensiveness or avoidance
– Sensory seeking
– Attention and organizational abilities
– Multisensory processing

• Self-regulation
– Calming/arousing tools
– Promoting self-awareness of arousal level
– Frustration tolerance
– Behavior management

• Self-help skills
– Dressing
– Feeding difficulties (related to texture, temperature, etc.)
– Hygiene
– Toileting

• Play and Social skills development

Our Occupational Therapists have training in, but not limited to the following therapy techniques:

• “Handwriting Without Tears®” Interventions
• Therapeutic Listening™
• Vision Therapy
• “S.O.S.” Feeding and Other Feeding Approaches
• Interactive Metronome®
• MNRI (Masgatova Neurodevelopmental Reflex Integration)
• Sensory Integration

Kidspeak is an incredible company! They provide wonderful, needed services to children who need some extra help developing to their full potential, and all in the comfort of your own home!

Serena H.

Plymouth

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