SO WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT)?
Occupational Therapy is an applied health profession which helps individuals perform fully within their “occupations” of daily living. For a child, this means at home, school, community, and at play. Occupational therapists view a child and the child’s environment in a holistic manner. A child is influenced by his or her environment and must adapt to the demands of a continually changing environment. Taking into account the priorities of the family and child, occupational therapists work with the family to determine the strengths and limitations within the areas of performance: fine motor and gross motor development, social emotional regulation, sensory processing, and psychosocial functioning, self help skills, and cognitive development. Through identified therapeutic interventions, designed as play, the therapist will guide the child through tasks which will promote improved functioning. So in essence, what the child views as “play” is truly moving them towards meeting the desired and functional outcomes! Most children love therapy sessions!!
PREFERRED PROVIDER FOR THE FOLLOWING INSURANCES:
- First Choice Health Network
- Tricare/Health Net
- US Family Health Plan
- Private Pay