Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Occupational Therapy assists children (ages 0-21) with their ability to participate in desired daily life activities or "occupations". Occupational therapists assess and treat problems associated with fine motor functioning including handwriting, dressing skills including fasteners such as buttons or zippers, upper extremity/hand strength, range of motion and positioning, sensory integration, vision, along with additional self care/activities of daily living skills. Occupational therapists also play a key role in educating parents and caregivers about child development and they can assist children in developing appropriate play and social skills. Some of the diagnoses that may require occupational therapy include (but are not limited to): cerebral palsy, developmental delay, genetic disorders, birth defects, spina bifida, muscle diseases, Autism, prematurity, vision problems, upper extremity injuries, orthopedic conditions, and neurological conditions.