Occupational therapy (OT) uses the word “occupation” to describe all things we do during the day to occupy our time. For children and adolescents, this includes play, social skills, school, work, behavior, and self-care skills. Our occupational therapists at CTS help children to develop the fundamental skills needed for learning and performing these daily tasks. We help children gain independence with life skills such as socialization, self-care, healthy behavior, sensory motor, fine motor, and visual motor which are needed to participate fully and successfully in school and social situations.
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence with life skills such as socialization, self-care skills, healthy behavior, sensory motor skills, fine motor skills, and visual motor skills. These skills are needed for children to participate fully and successfully in school and social situations.
We proudly provide care to children from birth through age 21 for a variety of reasons to include: Self-Care Skills
Dressing, eating, using the bathroom, hygiene, and moving around safely
Chores, money skills, cooking, job skills
Fine Motor Skills
Develop/strengthen the proper grasping of objects with hands/fingers
Develop/strengthen writing, reading, and play skills
Developing/strengthening the ability to tolerate information from our senses
Develop strategies for healthy behavior
Play skills, interaction with peers, teachers, family
Gross Motor Skills and Coordination
Posture, strength needed to carry out daily tasks
Brain and body connection
Executive Functioning Skills
Organization skills, planning, memory, impulse control, emotional control
Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment
Develop/strengthen strategies for full engagement
Getting your child started with OT
Once you have received a referral for occupational therapy, and contacted our office for an appointment, you will be scheduled for an evaluation. An evaluation is a specific dedicated time for your therapist to take a comprehensive look at your child and assess fine motor and postural strength, motor planning and coordination, sensory organization, self regulation and visual perception. This is also an opportunity for you, as the parent, to have undivided time allowing for communication of your concerns and ensuring that together we customize a plan of care addressing all your child's needs. If it is determined, at that time, that your child can benefit from occupational therapy, we will help access insurance coverage and set you up with appointments around your schedule.