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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Although some people know occupational therapy as something that helps elder adults with activities of daily living or ADLs, most people don’t know that occupational therapy is of great value in pediatrics.  OT can help children succeed in certain areas of their life. This includes helping them build important skills like brushing their teeth, socializing, and writing. 

 

Children might see an occupational therapist for a number of reasons including, delays in fine motor skills, sensory integration issues, other cognitive delays, or just to help them learn basic self-care, like getting dressed. Occupational therapists will take into account the full picture and try to determine where the child’s delays or limitations are coming from. Pediatric occupational therapists are specially trained to work with children of all ages to form them into healthy and well-functioning adults.

 

Your child’s occupational therapist will strive to make their therapy sessions as fun and as rewarding as possible. The first step of therapy is usually an evaluation to determine the patient’s goals and needs. Once the therapist gets to know your child they will design a program tailored to their interest and skill level. They can even incorporate some of your child’s favorite activities and games into their therapy sessions.  Through the course of therapy, your child will learn how to perform daily tasks with more independence.  In addition to working on a patient’s physical well-being, occupational therapists also addresses any environmental and psychological factors that could be affecting the patient. 

 

If you are looking for a great occupational therapist, our team at Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy has considerable experience helping children through OT. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you!

 

Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Farmingdale (Farmingdale Physical Therapy): 516-420-2900
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy (Home Care): 516-829-0030

 

 
 
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