Pediatric Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with infants and children to address challenges with activities of daily living, sensory integration, fine motor, visual perceptual skills, and feeding. They also help children and families obtain and utilize adaptive equipment and technology effectively. The Pediatric Occupational Therapist helps infants and children increase independence, reach developmental milestones and participate successfully in home, school, and community environments.
Common areas of therapy
What is occupational therapy?Hover to learn more
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy helps children who experience difficulties with the development of motor, cognitive, and physical abilities to help them function as independently as possible.
At Handprints, we use play during occupational therapy sessions to help children meet milestones.
Who benefits from occupational therapy?Hover to learn more
Who benefits from occupational therapy?
- Hand Strength and Coordination; manipulate crayons, pencils, scissors, utensils
- Handwriting; age-appropriate pencil grasp, letter formation, legibility
- Dressing; zip, button, tie shoes
How does occupational therapy work?Hover to learn more
How does occupational therapy work?
- Eye-hand Coordination
- Reaching and Grasping
- Scanning (eyes work together to visually track a moving object)
- Pre- reading and writing skills
- Catching and Throwing
How do occupational therapy + ABA work together?Hover to learn more
How do occupational therapy + ABA work together?
Occupational therapy and ABA can collaborate to help “co-treat” difficulties your child is experiencing. Some of the key benefits of combining occupational therapy and ABA are:
- Therapists from multiple disciplines will be present at your child’s sessions
- Carry-over of skills and goals between sessions
- Cross support of occupational therapy and ABA therapy methods
Ready to Help Your Child Succeed?
At Handprint Therapies, our occupational therapists create individualized treatment plans customized to your child. This allows our Denver-area therapists to better address their specific challenges around daily living, sensory integration, fine motor, visual perceptual skills, feeding, and more. Contact our therapy team to learn more about how we can better help your child succeed at home, school, and in their everyday lives.