Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists focus on helping children become as independent as they can be in all areas of their lives. A child's "occupations" are playing, taking care of self, learning and interacting with others.

Each child at Children’s Rehab Center is evaluated using standardized tests and observations to assess baseline strengths, limitations, and functional skills. We identify a child’s strengths and use them as assets in the therapeutic process.  A treatment program is made specifically for each child using fun and educational activities. The child's program may include working one-on-one with a therapist, doing a home program, making a splint for the hand or arm and educating family and other caregivers. Occupational therapists also help with changing physical barriers, adapting equipment for the child's use and working with other therapists and teachers. We are committed to developing skills that will promote safety, independence, and excellent quality of life.

Our therapists specialize in a range of conditions including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Autism
  • Brain injuries
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • School Issues
  • Motor coordination
  • Motor planning/praxis
  • Play and social skills
  • Self-care
  • Strength & endurance
  • Sensory processing/Sensory integration
  • Visual-motor and visual perceptual skills
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Attention span and self-regulation abilities