Occupational Therapy


Contracted Clinical Services

Terapia ocupacional

Occupational therapy helps children through developmental milestones, and they help improve a person’s ability to function independently. The activities of daily living, such as getting out of bed, brushing your teeth, eating morning cereal, walking to school, sitting quietly and still at a desk, playing at recess, helping with dinner and dishes, taking a shower, and going to bed, are all functions many people take for granted. However, some individuals have difficulty with these tasks.

Occupational therapists work from age newborn through adult. Occupational therapy includes the use of work, self-care, and play activities. Through these activities, the therapist and child learn ways to deal with an obstacle and work on modifications or adaptations to improve quality of life. Each activity might be fun for the client, but they work on specific therapeutic goals. For example, placing dry spaghetti vertically into a Styrofoam cup and stringing cereal on each spaghetti strand works on eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, grasp, finger strength, in-hand manipulation, and visual perception. Another example is the use of swings to promote balance, posture, and sensory integration.