OTs help children learn to understand, process, and organize sensations in their environments and respond in appropriate ways to everyday situations.
What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
Each child’s daily routine is made up of occupations, or everyday activities such as playing, learning, getting dressed, eating, interacting with peers, and many more! Occupational therapists are trained professionals who evaluate and provide interventions for a child whose challenges are affecting their participation in everyday life. Pediatric OTs work to increase a child’s independence across all environments and address skills in performance areas such as fine motor coordination, gross motor coordination, self-regulation, visual motor and perception skills, handwriting, self-care, play skills, strength/endurance, academics/school readiness, social participation, and reflex integration.
Early Identification and Intervention
Early identification of challenges with everyday activities is instrumental in ensuring that each child is as successful as he/she can be within a his or her environment. An OT screening will help identify any challenges a child may be experiencing and determine specific area(s)that may need further evaluation. Contact the Dynamic Therapy Specialists Baton Rouge office today to discuss scheduling an OT evaluation today: 225-767-5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Occupational Therapy Screener
Our screener can help you identify if your child’s occupational development is on track with his/her age.