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Occupational therapy helps kids who experience difficulties with the development of motor, cognitive, and physical abilities. Children enrolled in occupational therapy at Handprints will work with our therapists to develop the skills they need to be as independent as possible in the areas that are meaningful to them.

 What Age Benefits From Occupational Therapy?

Children of all ages can benefit from occupational therapy sessions. At Handprints Therapies, we specialize in kids! We offer occupational therapy sessions for kids between 0-21 years to help them work on skills that are meaningful to them and their families.

What Are Good Indicators for Occupational Therapy?

If you’re curious whether or not occupational therapy may be a good fit for your child, look for the following indicators or signs:

  • Are they struggling with developmental skills and milestones?
  • Are they not keeping up with peers in the classroom?
  • Are they unable to handle certain textures or clothes?
  • Is the environment too loud for them to handle?
  • Are they unable to sit and concentrate like peers of their same age?
  • Are they constantly in motion?
  • Are they unable to regulate themselves to calm when needed?

If you notice one or more of the above indicators, your child may benefit from occupational therapy. Our skilled therapists are able to evaluate your child to see if occupational therapy would help them to thrive and function to the best of their ability.

How Does Occupational Therapy Work?

In occupational therapy sessions, our therapists focus on how your child carries out their daily tasks. Children experiencing delays in the development of motor, cognitive, and physical skills can benefit from occupational therapy. 

For children, play becomes functional in their occupational therapy sessions. Our therapists use play to help them meet milestones, become school-ready, learn social skills, increase emotional regulation, provide tools for sensory regulation, and so much more.

Interested in occupational therapy for your child? Contact our therapists!