Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Understanding "Occupation"

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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.

Personalized Evaluation

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.