Services We Provide
Occupational Therapists work to improve fine motor/perceptual skills, visual motor abilities, play & self care skills, motor planning, sensory registration, and handwriting skills. Pediatric Occupational Therapists are concerned with analyzing your child's ability to perform in everyday tasks. Goals are to improve the child's functional performance and to enhance the child's ability to interact within the physical and social environments.
Occupational Therapists collaborate with families, teachers and caregivers of children with special needs, environments, interaction styles or materials to promote skill development. The following is a brief description of targeted skill areas: Fine Motor Skills: Skills related to the small muslces of the body, particularly those of the hands. Children require adequate dexterity, strength and coordination to manage a variety of tools and objects in their daily routine. Improve and train with use of writing utensils, scissors and eating utensils.Visual Motor Skills: These skills are the integration of visual perception and fine/gross motor skill. Children have difficulty with visual motor skills will often have trouble learning how to print or write, as they have with copying information.
Cognition and Problem Solving: Cognitive ability is required to learn skills in all performance areas to include self-care, play and school. These skills underline the child's ability to perceive, attend to, and learn about the environment.
Sensory Integration: The organization of sensory input for use. The "use" may be a perception of the world, an adaptive response, or a learning process. Through sensory integration, the many parts of the nervous system work together so that a child can interact with the environment effectively and experience appropriate satisfaction.
Physical Therapists work on developing gross motor skills, balance, coordination, strength and endurance. The goal of pediatric physical therapy is to assist children with special needs in achieving their maximum potential. Pediatric physical therapists are specially trained to work with a wide range of orthopedic and neurological conditions. realization of a child's full potential is accomplished through the implementation of a treatment program designed to address each child's unique concerns.
Speech-Language Pathologists are the professionals who identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems. They work to improve language and speech skills, articulation, fluency and voice, oral motor skills, feeding and/or swallowing, auditory processing and pragmatic skills. Following are details:
Pre-Language Skills: This refers to eye contact, gestural communication, facial expressions, babbling, imitation and other nonverbal communication methods that emerge before verbal communication.
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