Occupational therapy (OT) addresses a child’s ability to participate in daily life activities or “occupations.” Occupational therapists design interventions that promote healthy development, establish needed skills, and modify environments to support participation in daily activities. Through meaningful activities and play, our OTs facilitate the development of age-appropriate skills.

These skills may include:

  • crawling
  • reaching for a toy
  • eating a snack
  • tossing a ball
  • coloring a picture
  • following directions
  • solving problems
  • feeding
  • dressing
  • bathing

Our occupational therapists may also use a sensory-based approach to helping children function within their environment. They can help to identify challenges related to the way a child processes and responds to sensory information.  Occupational therapists work with the family to develop strategies to help the child cope with their sensory differences and begin to integrate sensations so they can interact in their world with more ease and enjoyment.