Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapists work to develop your child’s daily living skills in order to achieve their highest level of independence. At Children’s Therapy Corner, our focus is on developing the skills children need for their “jobs,” which, for a child, includes play, interaction with others, and self-care such as dressing, grooming and feeding. Occupational Therapists help children resolve challenges related to how they process and respond to sensory stimulus and develop strategies for the child to cope in their community.

In planning your child’s program, our Occupational Therapist evaluates their needs, abilities and interests using interviews, assessments and review of medical records. Our therapists select purposeful therapeutic activities to meet each child’s unique needs with family goals in mind. Treatment may cover one or more areas, ranging from muscle strengthening, self-care, coordination, sensory processing, visual perceptual to social-emotional adjustment, fabrication and use of adaptive equipment and splints. Our goal is for children to interact and enjoy their world.

Learn More About Occupational Therapy

  • About This Therapy

    Pediatric Occupational Therapists serve children ranging from birth through school age. Each of our Occupational Therapists is a graduate of a University program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and holds a Master’s Degree. Our therapists are also registered by the National Board of Occupational Therapists and licensed in the State of Michigan. All therapists at Children’s Therapy Corner participate in ongoing continuing education opportunities to develop and maintain pediatric specific skills.

    Benefits of Occupational Therapy for children include improved fine motor and grasping skills, gross motor skills, range of motion, muscle strength and tone, visual and perceptual skills, motor planning and bilateral coordination, sensory processing and self-regulation, picky eating and functional activities including daily living activities and play skills.

  • Symptoms

    Occupational Therapists at Children’s Therapy Corner focus on challenges related to:

    • Low muscle tone or muscle weakness
    • Limited upper extremity use
    • Poor postural control
    • Coordinating both sides of body
    • Difficulty learning a new skill
    • Avoidance of physical activities
    • Difficulty with self-care (feeding, dressing, grooming)
    • Poor handwriting or drawing skills, tires quickly
    • Reverses letters, poor spacing between letters or words
    • Poor/inefficient grasping on tools or utensils
    • Difficulty attending or transitioning between tasks
    • Overreaction to touch, taste, sounds, or odors
    • Appears overactive and unable to slow down
    • Dislikes jumping, swinging or having feet leave the ground
    • Dislikes bathing, hugs, clothing and/or haircuts
    • Picky eater regarding textures and smells

  • Disorders

    Occupational Therapy is an extensive field that treats a wide variety of disorders and diagnoses including but not limited to:

    • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    • Brachial Plexus Injuries
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Developmental Delay
    • Down Syndrome
    • Genetic Disorders
    • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Picky Eating
    • Sensory Processing Disorder
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Find Your Location

    Explore or contact one of our locations for therapy availability.

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Children’s Therapy Corner provides therapeutic intervention for children. CTC was founded on the belief that there should be a place where families can come and learn about their child’s needs, in a supportive team atmosphere. We will work with you to provide direction and support for your family and your child. The goal is for your child to live their life to its fullest capacity.