Occupational Therapy Services
Children with a broad range of impairments can benefit from occupational therapy to increase function in their fine and gross motor skills, develop learning strategies, enhance self-care and improve behavior management. Diagnoses commonly treated include developmental delay, Autism/PDD, cerebral palsy, visual motor and visual perceptual difficulties, and sensory integration dysfunction.
Fine Motor Skills Development
Occupational therapist focus on the precise movements of hands in manipulating objects and in coordinating arm and hand use with visual skills.
Occupational therapists addresses the child’s problems to process or organize sensory information, especially visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation. At the T.E.A.M. Approach, we have certified therapists who can conduct the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), which measures the sensory integration processes that underlie learning and behavior. The SIPT helps pinpoint specific organic problems associated with learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and minimal brain dysfunction.
Early Childhood Development
Early therapeutic intervention for a child with existing conditions such as, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or Downs Syndrome or children with delayed onset of developmental milestones, such as sitting, crawling, walking, jumping, and running, is important to obtain. At the T.E.A.M. Approach, therapists are experienced with Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) to facilitate movements essential to achieving developmental milestones and to performing at his/her highest level of functional mobility.