Some people may think that
occupational therapy is only for adults.
Children, after all, do not have occupations. But a child's main job is playing and learning, and an occupational therapist can evaluate a child's skills for play activities, school performance, and activities of daily living 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 individual's physical well-being, OT practitioners address psychological, social, and environmental factors that may hinder an individual's functioning in different ways. This unique approach makes occupational therapy a vital part of health care for many children.
Commitment to Practice
As registered and licensed occupational therapists, Rita and her staff are committed to providing the optimum level of quality care while facilitating the highest level of function and learning. Rita and her staff are committed to making a positive difference in every child’s life.
"Our son's willingness to try new things, to literally climb to new heights is a trait seldom shown before." - Parents of a child with motor planning deficits, vestibular processing problems and handwriting difficulties.
We use play activities to develop:
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Posture, muscle tone and balance
- Body movement, awareness, and scheme
- Handwriting and eye-hand coordination
- Visual-spatial skills
- Oral-motor skills
- Sensory integration & praxis
- Attention and arousal
- Central auditory processing & listening skills