Occupational Therapy

OTOccupational therapy focuses on teaching functional skills to individuals so they can effectively participate in activities of their daily life (home, school, work, play). Services provided by Occupational therapists with expertise in the areas of sensory integration, technical execution of writing, self regulation and autism specific modifications of environments. Occupational therapy targets teach specific technical skills while also providing overall participation support for the individual by collaborating with the team, family and school when appropriate.

Below is a list of some of the skills targeted by Occupational Therapy.

This list is not inclusive.

  • Sensory diets

  • Fine Motor skills

  • Writing

  • Activities of daily living (e.g., tooth brushing, shoe tying)

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Coordination

  • Core strengthening and posture

  • Upper extremity strengthening (e.g., arms)

  • Building physical leisure repertoire

  • Strengthening and coordination for leisure activities (e.g., sports, exercise)

  • Sensory Regulation

  • Developing self-regulation awareness and management skills

  • Learning and utilizing calming strategies