The primary occupation of young children is play. As children grow older, they also take on the role of the student. Our Occupational Therapists look at how kids communicate, interact, and function at home, school, and play. A child that shows weaknesses in any of these areas may benefit from Occupational Therapy. Since our therapists have many years of experience and specialized training, we are able to evaluate and choose the right mix of therapies to formulate an individualized therapy plan. It can be very simple, or it can include several different treatment strategies.
Our therapists are specially trained in Sensory Integration (SI) evaluations and treatments. Every day we receive a great deal of information from our senses. We use this information to organize our behavior and to successfully interact with our environment. Our brains must organize this information so that we may function in everyday situations, such as the classroom, at home, on the playground, etc. Other than the common senses (sight, touch, taste, hearing) our bodies also receive input from our vestibular system (balance and movement) and proprioceptive system (muscle and joint sense). When the process of SI is disordered, problems in learning, motor development, or behavior may be observed.