What is OT?

 

Occupational Therapy, abbreviated as “OT”, is a holistic practice that uses meaningful activity to help people with limitations or impairments participate in everyday life.


 

Holistic

Occupational Therapists work with individuals, families, and groups to improve health and well-being through therapeutic use of everyday activities. 

Comprehensive

OTs provide evaluation, treatment, and consultation. OT relies on analyzing the physical, cognitive, and social components of an activity and then adapting the activity, the environment, or the client's skills to enable participation.

 

Client-Centered

Occupational therapists work with people across the life span. The core of occupational therapy is understanding the importance of an activity to an individual.   

 

OT focuses on what matters most to you.

An OT may help children with special needs participate fully in school, community, and family environments; help people recovering from injury to regain skills; or provide support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

 
 

Not sure if your child needs OT?

Pediatric occupational therapy follows the child’s development and uses structured play to help children improve motor skills, sensory processing, self-regulation, and social development.
 

 
 

OT can address:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
  • Hypotonia (low tone)
  • Fine and visual motor delays
  • Handwriting difficulty
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Developmental delay

Ot helps Children:

  • Participate in school, home, and community
  • Learn adaptive behaviors for daily living and play
  • Improve fine motor skills
  • Improve coordination
  • Improve sensory processing 
  • Improve attention and self-regulation
  • Develop visual motor integration
  • Expand play
  • Develop flexibility and frustration tolerance
  • Develop independence and self-care skills
  • Improve psychosocial development (including relationships with peers and adults)