|We provide the highest level of service to children needing assistance with handwriting concerns, fine motor skills (such as pencil grasp or scissor skills), motor planning, executive functioning, other motor delays, and sensory processing difficulties. All therapists in our practice have extensive experience working with a variety of sensory challenges.|
For example, when looking at vision, we don’t just look at a child’s ability to see 20/20 but rather how well the eyes are working together, how efficiently the visual system is cooperating with other sensory systems, and how quickly one’s eyes are able to compensate for a rapidly changing environment.
When appropriate, we facilitate diminishing sensitivities to sensory input (such as sensitivities to certain textures or sounds) and assist families with finding outlets for the sensory input their child may be craving (including inside the classroom environment or at home). We provide extensive parent training, communication, and coaching.
We strongly believe in a team approach and the importance of collaboration with parents, teachers, school staff, and other therapists in the best interests of the child, such as when developing home programs or school accommodations. It is common that our therapists will do home and/or school visits to provide ideas or strategies.
Children who benefit from occupational therapy in our practice include those with:
- regulatory disorders
- autistic spectrum disorders
- developmental delays
- sensory processing deficits
- handwriting difficulties
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- fine or gross motor delays
- visual motor delays (such as pencil-and-paper tasks or scissor skills)
- difficulties knowing how much force is needed to operate on their environment (These are kids who use too much or too little force such as when hugging friends, putting manipulatives together, pressure on implement when writing/coloring, volume of voice)
- children with Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, or blindness
- emotional disorders (including anxiety, OCD, or bipolar disorder)
- twice exceptional (gifted in one or more areas and showing deficits in others)
- delays in self-help skills (such as manipulating clothing fasteners, eating, or reaching other milestones)