by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L
Occupational therapists (OTs) are trained to help children gain the skills needed to be successful across community environments such as home, school, daycare, and the playground. OTs help children who are showing difficulty mastering typical childhood skills or activities or demonstrating difficult or unusual behaviors. Parents may notice that their child is struggling in some areas but do not know what professional to turn to for help or what specific questions to ask their pediatrician. The following checklists can help parents understand if an OT evaluation could benefit their child.
Occupational Therapists are trained to treat clients holistically addressing their cognitive, emotional, and physical needs through functional, activity-based treatment. Our treatment sessons focus on changing neural pathways to increase functional skills, but this is all done through play. Even our youngest clients look forward to their OT sessions as know children learn best when they are having fun. Please give us a call if we can help your child be calm, organized, and as functional and successful as they can be.