Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can help your child address difficulties in play and self-care skills that may be interfering with their ability to fully enjoy and participate in daily activities. Whether your child struggles with coordination skills, has difficulty integrating vision and motor tasks together, or is impacted by sensory processing dysfunction, occupational therapy can address these concerns in a fun and child-centered environment, making therapy seem more like play than work.

Occupational therapy builds confidence and self-esteem while addressing the whole individual by promoting self-regulation and independence in daily living skills.

Assessment is the first step to effective occupational therapy intervention. This step includes an individual, in-depth evaluation of areas within the scope of practice for an occupational therapist (OT).

The individual’s age and the nature of the concern or disorder help guide the therapist when determining the most appropriate assessment procedures.

All assessments include clinical observations as well as standardized and/or non-standardized evaluation tools. Upon completion of testing, a diagnosis is formulated and a comprehensive report is written. The results of the assessment are discussed with the patient and a written report is submitted to the referring physician. The therapist and patient then work together to develop an individualized Plan of Care outlining the course of treatment.

Treatment is based on the results of the assessment. TheraCare Outpatient Services strives to maintain patient and family-focused therapy sessions. Sessions will be customized to meet the needs of each patient. These individualized programs may include any number of techniques and modalities including the use of specialized computer programs.

Occupational therapy sessions range in duration from 30 minutes to 60 minutes and are typically recommended one to three times weekly. The duration of treatment is dependent on the severity of the disorder, the age of the client and any associated physical, emotional and social factors.

 

 

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