pediatric occupational therapy, polka dot kids llc

What is Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapists work with children to address challenges that impact participation in play, education, school, social participation, self-care. Treatment aims to identify and treat barriers affecting participation and function with the overarching goal of increased independence.  Occupational therapy can address a range of skills from primitive reflexes, gross motor, fine motor, coordination, vision, and executive functioning from birth to adulthood.

Typical areas addressed by occupational therapy

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-care
  • Play skills
  • Social skills
  • Cognitive skills

Conditions we commonly see, include the following: 

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Difficulties with handwriting
  • Executive functioning issues
  • Feeding disorders
  • Retained Primitive Reflexes
  • Self-regulation or emotional regulation issues
  • Sensory processing, modulation, or motor disorders
  • Visual motor and perceptual deficits
  • Vision issues and oculomotor skills

A full and comprehensive evaluation can include parent questionnaires and informal and formal assessments. If therapy is recommended, a customized treatment plan, specific to your child’s needs will be developed with the input of the caregiver. We considered your child’s strengths, challenges and interests to help engage and motivate your child to participate. We make it feel like fun play!

Holistic Care

Occupational therapy places value on life balance and treating the whole person. This means we analyze not only the physical impact deficits have on a child but also the social and emotional impact as mental and emotional health directly impacts our overall health and well being.

Concerned about your child's development? Immediate openings available for screenings!