Occupational Therapy


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Occupational Therapy

Kids want to be all in with everything they do. Sometimes they need extra support getting there. Whether it’s taking care of their bodies, getting dressed, navigating feelings, friends and school, or building some serious play skills, we’re here to help empower kids to own their everyday.

Occupational therapy services help children:

  • Dress themselves independently
  • Participate in self care
  • Improve their writing skills
  • Develop play skills
  • Improve their sensory processing skills
  • Decrease sensory sensitivities
  • Improve emotional regulation and teach self control
  • Achieve optimal arousal

You may want to seek out an evaluation if your child struggles with:

  • Grooming (baths, teeth/hair brushing, nail or hair cutting)
  • Sensitivity to touch, taste, sound smells
  • Dressing/sensitivity to clothing
  • Handwriting
  • Transitions between activities/places
  • Sleep
  • Clumsiness/Bumping into things
  • Swinging/jumping/having feet off ground
  • Fine motor activities (coloring, puzzles, cutting)
  • Maintaining focus or excessive focus
  • Low muscle tone

Occupational therapists work with children who need support in:


  • Attention Span
  • Memory
  • Sequencing
  • Following
  • Directions
  • Problem Solving

Fine / Gross Motor Skills

  • Endurance
  • Coordination
  • Strength
  • Balance

Activities of Daily Living

  • Grooming/Hygiene
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Functional movement
  • Sleep

Sensory Integration

  • Tactile Processing (touch input)
  • Oral Processing (food or mouth)
  • Vestibular Processing (movement)
  • Olfactory Processing (smell)
  • Visual Processing (light)
  • Auditory Processing (sound)
  • Achieving Optimal Arousal

Social Participation

  • Self-Concept
  • Self-Control
  • Time Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Stress Management
  • Transitions


  • Exploration
  • Participation

“Each day I learn more and more that occupational therapy is truly my calling. Being an occupational therapist gives me the opportunity to work closely with families and help children develop the skills needed to perform daily tasks more independently through a holistic approach. I love that each therapy session utilizes play to enhance a child’s fine motor, gross motor, and social-emotional skills. What an amazing profession!”
– Andria