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Occupational 
Therapy (OT)

Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do throughout the therapeutic use of everyday activities, which we identify as occupations. Our Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants work with the pediatric population targeting birth to 21 years of age. They use the main occupation of childhood (PLAY) to help kids learn new skills, interact in their environment, and progress towards their goals.

 

Outcomes 

Occupational therapy targets activities of daily living and instrumental activities of Daily Living These skills include dressing, feeding, hygiene, grooming, cooking, shopping, and household chores. OT can also help kids build their strength and improve their coordination. Teach kids how to interact and play with their peers. Also, improve difficulty processing and regulating sensory information from their environment.

Is your child meeting developmental milestones?

Infant Milestones 
0-18 Months

Toddler Milestones 
18 Months to 3 Years 

School Aged
3-7 Years

Early Teen 
7-12 Years

Teens 
12+ Years

  • Poivoits while sitting

  • Walks with a push toy Pushes or rolls a ball Drops small things, such as cheerios into a cup

  • Likes to climb Removes socks

  • Squeezes or pulls play dough apart

  • Engages in pretend play Screws and unscrews lids Sorts objects that vary in size only or color only when shown how

  • Interested in being with friends

  • Participates in recreation activities

  • Simple drawings Insert puzzles Enjoys playing with water, play dough, sand.

  • Jumping with both feet

  •  Kicking and tossing medium sized ball

  • Using playground equipment with some assistance

  • Engages in group play (4+ people)

  • Takes turns

  • May ride a bike Proficient in playground equipment

  • Scissor use 

  • Ability to play games with rules.

  • Pretend play Construction like toys (e.g., Legos)

  • Interested in reading, technology, and watching television.

  • Participates in organized and recreational sports

  • Listens to music

  • Reading 

  • Peer relations and social competencies

  • Further development of leisure/play interest

  • Make own decisions on leisure time, most prefer to spend with friends.

Get connected

Call The Kid Spot Center clinic near you to schedule your child's free 15-minute screening!

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