OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Pediatric occupational therapy may focus on fine motor skills, including using your hands for writing, self-­help skills, such as, feeding, dressing, bathing and toileting skills. It may target thinking skills, such as, shape recognition, and preschool skills like following directions and problem solving.


Occupational therapy also works on areas of sensory motor processing, integration and sensory modulation.

  • Fine Motor

  • Self­ Care

  • Feeding

  • Visual­ Motor

  • Visual­ Perceptual

  • Play/Social Skill Development

  • Sensory Processing

  • Sensory Integration

  • Sensory Modulation

  • Muscle Tone and Strength Difficulties

 

Fine Motor Skill Development:

  • Does your child have a premature pencil grasp?

  • Difficulty manipulating small objects?

  • Difficulty fastening clothing (buttons, zippers, snaps, laces)?

  • Experience trouble controlling a fork or spoon?

  • Avoid toys with small parts requiring assembly (Legos)?

  • Visual­ Motor Integration:

  • Does your child have illegible writing?

  • Demonstrate decreased awareness of sizing and spacing of letters and words?

  • Avoid coloring or writing activities?

  • Have immature drawing skills?

 

Sensory Processing:

  • Does your child complain about certain textures of clothing?

  • Have limited food repertoire or seem to be a picky eater?

  • Cover ears in response to certain noises or notice noises that others do not hear?

  • Avoid messy play with hands?

  • Have difficulty sitting still, fidgets often or seems to be “always on the go”?

  • Seek or crave “heavy” movement experiences (jumping, crashing into things)?

Visit:

1333 Gateway Drive Suite 1014

Melbourne, FL 32901

Call:

Office: 321-432-2572

Fax: 321-768-2489

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