Occupational Therapy helps children develop functional skills to become more independent in all areas of their lives. If a child is having difficulty with a daily activity, an OT can help!
Children who benefit from occupational therapy can face challenges in any of the following areas:
Fine Motor Skills: Dexterity and coordination of the small muscles needed to turn pages of a book, button a shirt, or coordinate using a feeding/writing utensil.
Gross Motor Skills: Coordination of large muscles needed to participate in active play or sports.
Executive functioning:Planning, organizing, and sequencing steps as needed to complete a school project or follow a morning routine.
Emotional Regulation:Regulate emotions to match the activity that the child is engaged in and social surroundings.
Feeding: Tolerating new food tastes and textures to increase health and participation in family mealtime.
Social Participation: Cooperation with others needed to engage in social play and navigating social situations.
Sensory Processing: Responding to input from the environment or from internal senses and managing behavior appropriately.
Why choose Columbia Peds for Occupational Therapy?
We have many fun and kind occupational therapists that love to provide inclusive services for kiddos and their families. Our sensory gym includes: rock wall, monkey bars, lycra swings, platform swings, and stairs with a slide. We also have options for smaller and less distracting spaces dedicated to fine motor activities, feeding therapy, and other skill sets that require additional focus and attention.