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 are a happy and fun work family that loves to provide inclusive services for our kiddos. 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.