Seek the guidance and assessment of a professional occupational therapist if you suspect your child needs therapy to support their development.

what is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists help children to function in their "occupations" or "life roles". For children this refers to their ability to use their bodies to play and achieve developmental gross and fine motor skills. These skills are essential for academic readiness and achievement in the older child.

if your child has any of the following, they may benefit from occupational therapy.

  • Sensory Processing or Sensory Integration
  • Low Muscle Tone/Floppy Arms or Legs
  • Afraid of Movement, Swings or Slides
  • Over-reacts/Aversion to Light Touch
  • Decreased Muscle Strength/Stability
  • Decreased Attention Span/Focus
  • Hyperactive or High Arousal State
  • Difficulty Motor Planning/Praxis
  • Balance Issues/Clumsy Gait
  • Immature Play Skills
  • Gross Motor Delays
  • Fine Motor Delays
  • Improper Pencil Grip
  • Messy or Illegible Handwriting
  • Impaired Bilateral Coordination
  • Trouble with Eye-Hand Coordination