Physical and Occupational Therapy (PT and OT)

Licensed Physical and Occupational therapists, specialized in pediatrics, work with families to help their children develop strength and achieve developmental motor milestones, with optimal movement quality. The focus of therapy is to help children by enhancing their mobility so they can be independent and safe in exploring and participating in activities in their home and community.

Therapists facilitate large motor skills (rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, climbing, running) and fine movements (reaching, grasping, manipulating objects), as well as functional skills like eating and dressing.

Physical and Occupational therapists assess the need for orthotics (splints and braces) to improve positioning and mobility. They may also recommend specialized equipment, such as adapted strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers Therapists help the child and family learn how to effectively use this equipment. Occupational therapists also help to identify challenges related to the way a child processes and responds to sensory information. They work with the family to develop strategies to help the child cope with their sensory differences and begin to integrate sensations so that they can interact in their world with more ease and enjoyment.Early Intervention therapy services are play-based, as this is how children learn about the world around them. Using parent-coaching strategies, therapists help parents and other caregivers discover ways they can recognize learning opportunities for their child throughout their daily routines.

Occupational therapists also help to identify challenges related to the way a child processes and responds to sensory information. They work with the family to develop strategies to help the child cope with their sensory differences and begin to integrate sensations so that they can interact in their world with more ease and enjoyment.