There are many ways pediatric occupational therapy might help your child. The core of occupational therapy is to promote a child’s participation in their occupations, or everyday activities. These occupations include playing, learning, getting dressed, and other daily activities.
Specialized pediatric occupational therapy is designed to assist in daily activities like helping a child who uses a wheelchair to play with his or her peers, assisting a child with a developmental disability get dressed independently, supporting a child with autism to socialize, and helping all children to play with toys or use tools such as crayons or pencils.
Common Pediatric Occupational Therapy Concerns:
- Delayed developmental milestones
- Difficulty with tasks requiring visual-attention
- Trouble transitioning from one activity to another
- Constant motion
At TRIO, we take a partnership approach to occupational therapy for kids. Working closely with parents, we begin every new treatment plan with in-depth assessments for preschool and school-age children. We evaluate both the emotional and cognitive well-being of our younger patients, and provide a therapy experience that is nurturing and age-appropriate.