Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of work, play, and self-care activities to increase development and facilitate functional independence.
Therapy Associates provides therapy for children needing help with self-help skills, keeping daily routines along with completing age expected motor and visual tasks.
AREAS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST CAN ADDRESS:
Assessment & treatment of upper extremity, strength, range of motion, motor imitation of large muscle movements and coordinated use of both sides of the body.
Assessment & treatment of the small muscle movements of the wrist and hand. This includes coordinated use of muscles for manipulating fasteners, use of tools such as pencils, crayons, scissors, forks and knives.
Assessment & treatment of how a body receives, processes & responds to information in the environment. Therapists will develop strategies to improve responses to touch/sound/visual input, improve motor planning & body awareness; as well as strategies to facilitate increased self-awareness & self-regulation.
Therapists will address increasing independence in self-care skills such as dressing and teeth brushing. Our therapists may also develop strategies for increased attention to task, task initiation & completion, and transitions..
Our therapists will address increasing food tolerances and choices for the resistant eater. Please see Food School page with more information.
The smoothness, speed, and rhyme of speech. Therapists will target strategies to becoming a fluent speaker, along with suggestions in creating an environment within the home to overcome stuttering.
Therapists can assess & treat coordinated use of eyes & hands together for skills related to handwriting, copying patterns & shapes, completing puzzles and throwing/catching a ball.
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