Occupational
Therapy

Occupational Therapists

Specially trained professional therapists who have


What do they do?

Occupational Therapists work with children to help them develop and strengthen their independence during daily “occupations.” Occupational Therapists address a variety of needs, which may include:

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When to seek help?

A referral may be necessary if your child:

  • Is unable to complete age-appropriate self-care skills
  • Has difficulty completing fine motor activities (e.g., coloring, cutting, tracing, stringing beads, stacking blocks, manipulating clothing fasteners)
  • Does not demonstrate an established hand dominance
  • Has poor or illegible handwriting
  • Appears clumsy or uncoordinated
  • Appears weak or tires easily
  • Has difficulty completing new movement activities
  • Has difficulty with visual tracking and/or crossing midline
  • Expresses distress during self-care activities Is a picky eater
  • Craves excessive movement or physical contact
  • Is easily distracted or emotionally reactive
  • Overreacts to sensory input such as touch, sound, movement
  • Does not seem aware of sensory input
  • Has poor hand eye coordination
  • Has difficulty completing puzzles

Additional Resources

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Contact us today for additional information or to schedule an evaluation or services.


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