OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational TherapyIndependent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy’s occupational therapy services help children develop all the skills they need for the many “jobs” of childhood, including play, self-care, and school related performance.

Occupational therapists provide therapy to meet the needs of their clients in the areas of activities of daily living, sensory processing skills, visual perceptual/visual motor, fine motor and gross motor skills, attention span, and handwriting abilities. Your therapist will perform comprehensive developmental, musculoskeletal, neurological or oral motor evaluations to identify areas of difficulties and establish a baseline status.

Working closely with family members, educators and other healthcare providers, your therapist will design a treatment program directed toward meeting specific measurable behavioral long and short term goals intended to improve functional performance.

  • Neonatal and infant development
  • Feeding and dysphagia
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Sensory integration and modulation
  • Activities of daily living
  • Visual motor/perceptual skills
  • Handwriting development
  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Cognitive development

Occupational Therapy pediatric rehabilitation is a therapeutic program designed to evaluate, treat and manage a variety of neuromuscular, skeletal or cognitive limitations in infants, children and adolescents. Our therapists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of infants, children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with performance of daily activities in the areas of feeding/eating, self-care, play, learning and development due to a variety of congenital or acquired disorders. Pediatric Occupational Therapists treat a wide range of disorders in infants, children and adolescents.

Some common diagnoses seen are:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Orthopedic injury or problems
  • Neurological disorders (congenital or post traumatic)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Failure to thrive
  • Prematurity
  • Sensory Integration Disorders
  • Autism
  • Genetic/Metabolic Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Developmental Delay
  • Feeding/eating disorders
  • Perceptual/motor limitations

Other occupational therapy services include:

  • Brian Gym®
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • DIR®/Floortime™
  • Electrical Stimulation Therapy (ESTIM)
  • Handwriting Without Tears®
  • Interactive Metronome®
  • Kinesio Taping® Method
  • Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing®(LiPS®)
  • Myofascial Release
  • Nancibell® Seeing Stars® (SI™)
  • SCERTS®
  • Sensory Integration
  • Splinting
  • The Alert Program®
  • Therapeutic Listening™