Occupational Therapy

OTPediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence so they can more effectively participate in the activities that occur throughout daily life. Pediatric Occupational Therapists are experts in identifying and addressing the skills children need to function and socialize more independently. Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists will evaluate a child’s current skills related to play, school performance, and daily activities. This information will be used to develop a therapeutic plan that is client-specific and tailored to meet the needs of each individual.

Below is a list of some of the skills targeted by occupational therapy at BY YOUR SIDE (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