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Occupational therapists identify and support skills that a child needs in order to play, learn, and interact appropriately. OTs have knowledge about anatomy, motor development, neurology, and sensory integration that help us to look at a task, break it down into necessary steps and skills needed, and address where the breakdown may be occurring. We do this all through play and fun!
boy doing fine motor game
An Occupational Therapy Evaluation could include an assessment of your child's:
- fine motor skills
- gross motor skills

- visual motor skills
- visual perceptual skills
- ocular motor skills
- sensory processing skills
- reflex integration

- activities of daily living
- educational access skills (including handwriting)
Based on the outcomes of the evaluation process, we will work with your family or school team to determine whether or not therapy is necessary. As part of this discussion, goals will be developed that specifically target the skills your child needs to acquire.  

Designing a plan or program that supports your child is a team-effort!

occupational therapist working with child in therapy swing
boy doing fine motor activity in a therapy swing
Direct occupational therapy services could include:
- fine motor skill development
- reflex integration exercises
- strength, endurance, and gross motor skills
- sensory integrative therapy including sensory diet design

- visual motor perceptual skill training
- motor coordination skills
- handwriting remediation 
- skills related to written expression 
- computer access skills (mouse skills, typing, alternate access)
During the therapy process we will work together to assess your child's progress. For some children, the need for direct OT services is short-lived, while other children work to acquire new skills through on-going hard work and intervention.

We re-evaluate the need for occupational therapy as your child shows progress at his/her own rate of learning!
boy using adapted handwriting paper
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