Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on developing and enhancing a child's daily living skills in order to reach his or her highest level of independence. This is accomplished through providing meaningful therapeutic activities to meet each child's unique needs. Those who may benefit from pediatric occupational therapy include children whose lives have been affected by birth injury, developmental delay, accident, illness or sensory processing disorder.
Every day, countless children experience problems that significantly affect their ability to manage their daily lives. Occupational therapists can help children achieve or regain a high level of independence. When skill and strength cannot be developed or improved, occupational therapy offers creative solutions and resources for carrying out the child's daily activities using strategies and equipment designed just for them.
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Occupational therapists specialize in:
Children may need occupational therapy for any number of reasons, including if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions. Does your child:
Occupational therapy is an extensive field that treats a wide range of conditions and diagnoses. Some of the conditions treated include:
Sensory integration refers to the nervous system's ability to organize different kinds of sensation entering at the same time to produce useful thoughts and actions.
There are seven sensory systems: vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, proprioception (joint and muscle movement) and vestibular (movement and gravity) systems from which information is processed and integrated. Sensory integration underlies the development of learning, social skills and motor actions. In order to function effectively, our brain needs to register sensory information from each sensory system and unconsciously filter relevant information based on our environment and our task at hand. This automatic filtering of sensory information results in both behaviors and/or motor actions.
Efficient sensory processing allows us to function effectively. Inefficient sensory processing, or sensory processing dysfunction, often results in struggles with attention, social skills, coordination and/or fine motor skills. These struggles often result in learning difficulties and/or challenging behaviors.
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