Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy Services are meant for both professionals and students. We have a variety of options ranging from Sensory Integration to Hand, Arm, and Shoulder Rehabilitation.

 


 

Visual Motor Integration Skills

Learning to use the eyes and hands together in a smooth manner in order to complete tasks such as manipulating small objects, cutting, and opening containers.

 

Visual Perceptual Skills

Being able to make sense of what you see.  An individual needs good visual perceptual skills for activities such as reading, writing, and, math problems.

 

Feeding and Swallowing

Helping an individual become independent in feeding him/herself through the physical act of bringing the utensil to his/her mouth, Includes strengthening the oral musculature in order to remove the food from the utensil, chew, and swallow the food.  OT’s work on underlying sensory integration issues, positioning, and cognitive issues that may affect feeding/eating.

 

Handwriting

Children need strong visual motor and visual perceptual skills in order to write legibly.  A child with poor visual motor and visual perceptual skills may not form the letters properly, write the letters on the line, or use proper spacing within and between words.

 

Hand, Arm, and Shoulder Rehabilitation

Restoring function of the hand, arm, and shoulder after an injury or surgery in order for someone to return to normal daily activities.

 

Sensory Integration

Helping an individual take in and process various sensory stimuli in order to function effectively within his/her environment.  Sensory stimuli can be visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, taste, vestibular (interpreting movement), or proprioceptive (knowing where the body is in space).

 

Motor Planning

The ability to think of, process, and execute a motor skill from start to finish correctly and effectively.

 

Stroke Rehabilitation

Evaluate and restore or improve the cognitive function and motor function of the upper extremities after a stroke.

 

Skilled Nursing Facility Staffing

Can assist with activities of daily living, training in the use of adaptive equipment, evaluating safety, and maintaining the function of motor skills.  An occupational therapist may work on restoring the function of motor skills,  assisting the client in transitioning  home or to another facility.

 

Pediatrics

Working with infants and youth in a variety of settings, such as home, day care, and school allowing them to participate in necessary and meaningful activities within that setting.  Activities could include school tasks, self-care, play, sensory integration, and activities of daily living.

 

Home Care

Aide with completing activities of daily living as independent as possible within the home setting, training in the use of adaptive equipment, evaluating safety, and maintaining or restoring the function of motor skills.  An OT will also suggest and/or make necessary home modifications and environmental adaptations in order to for an individual to be as safe and independent as possible.