Pediatric Occupational Therapy
at Woman’s Center for Wellness
The word occupation refers to daily life activities. The role of Woman's Pediatric Occupational Therapists is to address the following age-appropriate skills and how they relate to play and function:
- Perceptual motor skills: Perceptual-motor activities require children to use their brain and body together to accomplish tasks—for example, walking on a balance beam while reciting the alphabet.
- Sensory motor skills: Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore.
- Fine motor skills: Feeding abilities and handwriting skills in school-aged children.
During your child's evaluation, your therapist will review:
- Past medical history, pertinent lab results and current physical complaints
- Range of motion and muscle strength
- Functional abilities at home and at school
- Level of pain
- Need for additional services or equipment that will help them to improve their level of function
- Understanding of their condition
Your child will be re-assessed regularly to see how they are progressing and to modify their treatment plan to help reach their goals.
Ask for a referral to Woman's Center for Wellness occupational therapists.