Occupational Therapy

What We Do

Our hands-on collaborative approach has helped hundreds of children meet their occupational goals and set them up for success. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child to reach his/her highest potential!

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a rehabilitative field that helps people who may have challenges or something standing in their way to perform their daily activities so that they can function optimally. In pediatric occupational therapy, occupations refer to all the activities that occupy and give meaning to a child’s life, climbing, catching a ball, writing their name, cutting with a scissor or tying their shoes. The occupational therapist evaluates the child’s fine motor, visual perceptual, sensory processing, gross motor and social skills. Therapy sessions use play to help children improve their skills for greater success at home, in school, and on the playground.

Our goal is to build upon your child’s strengths to promote further independence in daily activities of life, thus empowering every child step by step. We take a holistic approach in evaluating your child to understand how occupational therapy can most positively impact their life.

​In conjunction with their caregivers, teachers and health practitioners, we will take part in connecting the dots and determining a treatment plan that can address the immediate as well as long term needs of every child.

Our Occupational Therapists are experts in:

  • Coordination and motor planning

  • Joint Range of Motion and Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • Handwriting Skills

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • NDT (Neuro-Development Treatment)

  • Sensory Processing

  • Strength and Endurance Training

  • Picky Eating

  • Feeding & Swallowing

  • Reflex Integration

  • Kinesiotaping

  • Social-Emotional Skills

  • Cognitive Disorders

  • Body Regulation

  • Splinting/Casting

  • SCI (Spinal Cord Injury)

Who can benefit from OT service?

Any toddler, child, teen or adult who is experiencing sensory issues or developmental delays that interfere with his/her daily functioning.

How long is treatment?

The length of time a child is in therapy is dependent on the child’s particular needs and the follow through at home

How can I make sure my child gets the most out of therapy?

Parent and/or caregiver involvement is a critical part of treatment. In order to reinforce progress made during the OT sessions, a home program, specifically designed for your child by the occupational therapist, should be diligently followed.

What is Sensory processing?

In order for children to successfully interact with their environment and move through space in an alert and organized manner they must be able to continually receive, interpret, and organize sensory information to produce appropriate responses. The ability to make sense of the world around them and function appropriately throughout the day is dependent on proper Neural-wiring and processing of sensory input from the auditory (sound), visual (sight), gustatory (taste), tactile (touch), vestibular (balance/movement), and proprioceptive (muscle/joint) senses.

What is Sensory Processing Dysfunction (SPD)?

The nervous system is unable to properly process or organize sensory information. SPD can affect all areas of life: fine and gross motor development, including self-help, visual perception, behavior, socialization, and speech. A child with SPD may struggle with daily tasks such as writing, putting on a jacket, following a teacher’s directions in a busy, noisy classroom, taking a bath or shower, playing on the playground. These seemingly simple tasks can be extremely challenging, frustrating, and scary for a child with SPD.

What is Sensory Integrative Therapy?

Children are provided with the correct amount, intensity and type of sensory input their nervous system needs to function properly. When the nervous system is processing information correctly the child is then able to produce appropriate responses. The therapist guides the child through activities that are specifically designed to provide sensory input that will challenge the child at his/her respective level. Sensory integrative therapy leads to improved behavior, skills, competence, and confidence.

Crossroads Kids In Action

Our occupational therapists use movement in a fun way to work on gravitational insecurity and vestibular sensory proccessing

Obstacle courses are used in occupational therapy to help with motor planning, executive functioning, and body awareness.

Providing the just right amount of sensory input to engage a child to attend to activities that address executive functioning skills and social-emotional skills.

Crawling is important for the body, brain, and overall development. It promotes reciprocal movements to incorporate both sides of the brain to work together. Crawling helps build the arches in hand and strengthens the body.  Utilizing a tunnel during an activity encourages crawling and adds fun and excitement to a session.

Swinging in a prone position during a fine motor activity while addressing visual motor skills and sensory processing.

Using a child’s strengths and interests to increase attention to social play activity while meeting the just right sensory threshold.

Completing a sensory-based obstacle course to address motor planning, problem-solving, and body awareness.

Meeting the just right sensory threshold to increase participation in fun social play.

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