OT Can Help

An Occupational Therapist uses a holistic approach, treating the “whole child“.  We help your child:

  • Reach their developmental milestones (rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, jumping, hopping, writing, shoe tying)
  • Improve posture, core and upper body strength as well as stamina
  • Establish body and safety awareness, balance, and coordination to play at park, engage in gross motor games, and team sports
  • Acquire fine motor skills such as grasping a pencil, handwriting, playing games, doing arts and crafts
  • Move with ease and confidence
  • Coordinate both hands together to fasten buttons, zippers, and shoelaces; play ball games and sports; or cut paper
  • Develop planning, sequencing, and problem-solving skills
  • Increase self-esteem, confidence, attention and focus, and listening skills
  • Expand social and play skills with peers
  • Identify emotions, learn how one’s body feels during those emotions, match the size of their reaction to the size of the problem, and determine when to use various sensory, mindfulness, and thinking strategies to self-regulate

Improving upper extremity coordination, pencil grasp, wrist stability, visual motor and perceptual skills.Developing core control (abdominal strength), reaching across midline, grasping, and eye-foot coordination.