Pediatric OT

  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services

    Occupational Therapy (OT) can help optimize fine motor development, sensory function, motor planning and learning potential. Our occupational therapists work with children who may not demonstrate age appropriate behaviors and abilities in cognition, self help skills, physical abilities, handwriting and sensory integration. Leaps-n-Bounds offers both one-to-one individual and small group therapy services, using a play-based approach and providing a nurturing environment to help your child reach his or her highest potential.

     

     

  • How to know if your child needs Occupational Therapy

    Parents and caregivers are often told that children develop at their own pace, but for a parent who sees their child struggle to reach developmental milestones, it can be frustrating and disheartening. If your child was born with a condition or disability, they may already be benefiting from the skilled intervention of Occupational Therapy. However, some disorders and impairments are difficult to identify. Here are some ways to determine if your child may need occupational therapy:

     

     

    • Your child is a bystander or observer on the playground and rarely tries out the equipment independently.
    • He or she has poor posture while sitting during situations of unsupported sitting, for example, assuming a “w-sit” position during circle time or is observed to roll or move around a lot on the floor.
    • Your child has a difficult time walking in line or being close to other children.
    • He or she appears to be irritated by touch from other people but frequently touches things themselves.
    • He or she frequently chooses the same familiar game or activity and avoids learning new motor activities or games.
    • He or she has trouble putting together puzzles or finding a specific object in the classroom.
    • The child avoids fine motor activities. They have difficulty manipulating small objects, using scissors; demonstrate an abnormal pencil grip, or their hand tires easily during fine motor tasks
    • Your child seems to have more difficulty than peers putting on his or her coat, using utensils, putting on and tying shoes, and buttoning.
    • Your child frequently runs into things in the classroom, falls to the floor, or purposely crashes into things or other people.
    • Your child has more trouble than their peers writing in their assignment notebook, keeping their desk and folders organized, and turning in assignments on time.
    • He or she takes excessive risks and frequently demonstrates decreased safety awareness.
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