Occupational therapists (OTs) help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. They also help them to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills. Occupational therapists help clients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function. Their goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Work Conditioning/Functional Capacity Evaluation
Pediatric Occupational Therapy benefits children with:
- Developmental Delays
- Physical Disabilities
- Learning and behavioral disorders
- Emotional Disturbances
Occupational therapy will strengthen the coordination between the brain and body to gain and/or enhance function in daily living within all environments.
Bilateral integration is an important skill that allows the brain to coordinate the right and left sides to participate in skills such as stringing beads or riding a bike.
The Advanced Physicians Pediatric Occupational Therapist has been trained in the following areas:
- Wilbarger brushing protocol
- Winnie Dunne’s Sensory Profile
- Samonas Therapeutic Listening
- Handwriting Without Tears