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.

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Common areas of therapy

What is occupational therapy?

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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.

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Who benefits from occupational therapy?

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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?

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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?

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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

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