Pediatric Occupational Therapy
At Circle of Care, our in-home pediatric occupational therapy services are designed to meet the individual needs of children and adolescents. We understand that every child is unique, and we tailor our services to each child's strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Our therapists work closely with you and your child to set goals and build a treatment plan that will help your child reach their full potential.Get Treatment Now
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What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?
Pediatric occupational therapy is a type of therapy that helps children with developmental delays, sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and other conditions improve their ability to perform daily activities. Occupational therapists work with children to help them develop the skills they need to be successful in school and in life.
What Does a Pediatric Occupational Therapist Do?
Occupational therapists use a variety of techniques to help children develop the skills they need to perform everyday activities. Occupational therapists can help your child improve his or her fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory processing. Typically occupational therapists are focused on treating the upper body. In order to develop the appropriate treatment plan pediatric occupational therapists assess occupations and activities. Occupations are the activities that interest your child such as being a soccer player, and activities are the actions performed in daily life like getting dressed.
What Happens in Occupational Therapy?
During a typical occupational therapy session, your child will participate in activities that are designed to help him or her develop the skills needed to perform everyday tasks. These activities may include playing with toys, working on puzzles, a relay race, or engaging in other sensory-based activities.
Your child’s therapist will work closely with you to ensure that the activities are developmentally appropriate and tailored to your child’s unique needs. Our in-home occupational therapy sessions usually occur one to two times per week and will continue with a recommended frequency as your child progresses.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Goals
Pediatric occupational therapy goals vary depending on the child’s age, needs, and condition. However, common goal areas include:
- Daily living skills, such as feeding, dressing, bathing, and grooming
- Leisure activities, such as playing sports and walking
- Play skills, such as problem-solving, executive functioning, and sequencing
- Social participation and cooperation
- Health management
- Sleep and rest
Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Children
There are many benefits of occupational therapy for children. Some of the most common benefits include improved fine or gross motor skill development, improved sensory processing, increased independence, ability to perform daily activities, improved social skills, and reduced anxiety.
Common Conditions Treated by Pediatric Occupational Therapy
There are many common conditions that can be treated by occupational therapy. Some of the most common conditions include:
- Neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, and epilepsy
- Neurodevelopmental conditions, such as autism, ADHD, and down syndrome
- Sensory processing disorder and visual or hearing impaired
- Psychological and behavioral conditions, such as anxiety and depression
- Chronic diseases, including diabetes and cancer
Why Choose In-Home Occupational Therapy Services?
There are many reasons to choose in-home occupational therapy services. In-home occupational therapy can be more convenient for families, as it eliminates the need to travel to and from therapy appointments. Additionally, in-home occupational therapy allows therapists to get a better understanding of the home environment and how it may be impacting the child’s development. It allows the child the opportunity to learn new skills in an environment they’re comfortable in and where they’ll use their new skills often.
In-Home Pediatric Occupational Therapy in Texas
If you are looking for in-home pediatric occupational therapy in Texas, our team at Circle of Care can help. Our therapists are experienced in working with children of all ages and with a variety of conditions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about how we can help your child reach his or her developmental milestones.
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