OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR KIDS

COMPLETE DAILY FUNCTIONS WITH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SESSIONS

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children promote and gain more independence by helping to strengthen the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that a child needs to function, socialize, and grow to be a functional independent adult.


OCCUPATION THERAPY CHILD CHECKLIST:

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WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of health-care profession that assists people of all ages with physical, sensory, and cognitive issues. Occupational therapy can assist in regaining independence in many aspects of their lives.


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Gross motor skills – balance and body coordination

Self-care tasks – dressing, bathing and self-feeding

Social skills – taking turns, listening and following directions

Cognitive skills – remembering the names/formation of letters, shapes and sequences

Fine motor skills – finger dexterity, wrist and forearm control, and hand strength

Sensory Integration - helping with sensitivity to noise, touch/textures, taste, and visual stimuli

Additionally, we help with the following tasks:

Moving arms and hands freely to play with toys

Holding a crayon

Drawing or scribbling

Dressing (managing zippers, buttons, snaps, shoe laces)

Trying new foods (picky eater)

Playing with toys appropriately

Stacking blocks

Copying shapes

Doing puzzles

Snipping/cutting with scissors

Self-feeding (drinking from a cup, using a spoon)

Holding a pencil with a mature grasp

Increasing attention to task

Transitioning to a new location or activity

Learning new activities and tolerating changes in routine

Bathing or grooming (brushing teeth, brushing hair, cutting hair/nails)

WHO CAN UTILIZE THIS SERVICE?

Our Occupational Therapy Service is available to patients of ages between Child Birth - 10 years of age:

  • Experience difficulties functioning with daily activities

  • Have a substantial and permanent disability

  • Meet eligibility criteria for people who are looking for help from social services

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information: Office Number: 662-874-6729 | Email us: ctswhereindependencematters@gmail.com |

Clinic Location: 800 Ohio Street, Clarksdale, MS (Inside Aaron E. Henry Community Center) | Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM