Learning to Live Fully Everyday
Occupational therapy (OT) helps children relearn the activities and skills they use every day, such as eating, dressing and using the bathroom. OT focuses on helping our patients achieve independence in all areas of their lives.
Our pediatric occupational therapists work on-on-one with patients to evaluate each child’s needs, and develop a treatment plan to improve the fine motor skills needed to accomplish these “activities of daily living.”
They work closely with other rehabilitation team members, including physicians, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, rehabilitation engineers, therapeutic recreation specialists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and psychologists to coordinate treatment.
When needed, our occupational therapists will make recommendations for adaptive equipment to help patients—and provide patients, families, and caregivers training in its use.