What is pediatric occupational therapy?

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children succeed in the “occupations” of childhood.  Getting dressed, learning how to play with toys and using tools for writing and feeding are some of the areas occupational therapy can facilitate growth.  Using a variety of treatment approaches, Pediatric Therapy Solutions will develop a realistic treatment plan that will also integrate the goals of parent and child.
 

Would your child benefit from Occupational Therapy?

    • Is your child struggling with learning how to write?
    • Does your child seem clumsy or trip over his own feet?
    • Does your child have trouble keeping his belongings organized?
    • Does your child have trouble getting dressed?
    • Is your child in constant motion, never able to sit still?
    • Does your child have difficulty with transitions?
    • Is your child a messy eater?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, your child may benefit from occupational therapy.
              

Diagnoses that may warrant help from Occupational Therapy:
    • Autism/Asperger’s disorder
    • Attention Deficit Disorder 
    • Developmental Delay
    • Sensory Processing Disorder
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Gross/fine motor delays
    • Handwriting difficulties
    • Coordination Difficulties
    • Down Syndrome


Difficulty with one or more of the following, may demonstrate a need for occupational therapy evaluation or treatment:

    • Coloring, writing, fine motor skills
    • Figuring out how to play with new toys
    • Walking or running without tripping or bumping into things
    • Getting dressed
    • Feeding themselves
    • Making new friends
    • Attention span
    • Sitting and listening at home and in school
    • Processing or organizing sensory input (either over or under responsive to sensations)