Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Who are Pediatric Occupational Therapists
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Treatments
Fine Motor Skills
Finger dexterity, wrist and forearm control, and hand strength
Cognitive Motor Skills
Taking turns, listening and following directions
Gross Motor Skills
Balance and body coordination
Equipment & Methods
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a skilled physical medicine practice that can help people across the lifespan engage in meaningful activities.
How do I know if my child has a Sensory Integration Disorder?
A sensory integration disorder happens when the brain and nervous system receive sensory information and have a disproportionate response to them. This may present as intolerance or avoidance to certain activities or as craving or obsession over certain activities. An Occupational Therapist can help determine which sensations are integrating like the majority of others and which are over or under responsive.
What should my child expect during their first Occupational Therapy session?
During the initial evaluation your child should expect an assessment of skills and deficits affecting your child’s life. Standardized Assessments and an Occupational Interview will be conducted to determine the most appropriate goals and plan of care for continued treatment.
What do Occupational Therapists address?
We like to joke that an Occupation is anything that occupies your time, but it is pretty close to the truth. Occupational Therapy examines your social roles (student, parent, partner, your work occupation, etc), your cultural and spiritual needs, your physical and cognitive abilities and how you are able to complete your daily tasks and hobbies. We use activity analysis to determine what skills are helping your thrive and which skills need more development for you to feel satisfied with your own performance or meet the performance expectation of your age group. We call many of these activities “ADLs” or Activities of Daily Living.
What is sensory processing?
Much of the development of how our brain interprets sensory information occurs during the first 3-5 months of neonatal life. Many environmental and genetic factors shape how our brain responds and prioritizes sensory stimuli and how we will react to it as a child and into adulthood.
What are some common conditions Occupational Therapists treat?
Occupational Therapy treatments range from pediatric play, feeding and handwriting skills to adult rehabilitation after injury or significant life events such as a stroke.
We have Occupational Therapists who specialize in:
- Autism Services
- Sensory Processing
- Handwriting and Coordination
- Oncology/Lymphedema Management
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
- Functional Capacity (return to work)
- Pain and Stress Management
- Lifestyle Redesign
- Off-Road Driving Assessment
Get in Touch
Aurora, Lakewood, Englewood, Colorado Springs
Fax: (303) 362-8986
Mon - Fri — 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday — Closed
2851 S. Parker Road Suite 570