Occupational therapy (OT) is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest.
Soundbox’s occupational therapists have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the child. The child and their family are an integral part of the therapy team. Occupational therapy is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. We offer our services in your home, school or clinic setting.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for people experiencing physical and cognitive changes. These therapies help with barriers that affect a child’s emotional, social, and physical needs. To do this, our therapists use everyday activities, exercises, and other therapies in a fun and interactive way.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
- An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals.
- Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals.
- An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
OT helps kids play, improves their school performance, and aids their daily activities. It also boosts their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. With OT, kids can:
- Develop fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys and develop good handwriting or computer skills.
- Help children regulate different input they are receiving through their 5 senses. This is sometimes referred to as sensory processing.
- Improve eye–hand coordination so they can play and do needed school skills such as bat a ball and copy from a blackboard.
- Master basic life skills such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and self-feeding.
- Learn positive behaviors and social skills by practicing how they manage frustration and anger.
Our experienced and licensed occupational therapists commonly treat and work with children who has sensory processing disorders, fine motor and visual motor delays, handwriting difficulties, Autism spectrum disorders, feeding disorders and more!
Call us today to for your free consultation to determine if occupational therapy is right for you or your child.