Our experienced pediatric occupational therapists are trained to promote successful acquisition of self-help, play, and learning skills for infants and children. They specialize in facilitating success in activities that are crucial to childhood, as a foundation for lifelong success and independence, including: daily living tasks, play activities, sensory-motor skills, visual-motor and visual perceptual tasks, and fine motor activities.
Occupational therapy at High Hopes stresses the importance of sensory integration and the development of fine motor and perceptual skills as prerequisites for academic learning and pre-vocational skills. We work closely with families, teachers, and other professionals to address the needs of each child and family.
With an individualized treatment plan, physical therapy can aid in many different kinds of desired functions, whether related to developmental activities or specific activities of daily living. Often times school systems only address physical therapy as it relates to a child's education. Treatment teams at High Hopes work with parents to meet their desired goals for educational development as well as for the home and community environments.
Specialized treatment is offered in the following areas:
Promoting age-appropriate independence in activities of daily living (i.e. eating, dressing, writing, balance)
Developing age-appropriate mobility, fine motor skills
Facilitating play behavior and developmental skills
Handwriting evaluations/treatment techniques
Sensory integration evaluations/treatment techniques
Classroom and/or clinic-based treatment
Consultation with preschool teachers/caregivers
Children who would benefit from PT may have:
Neuromuscular diagnoses (Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia, etc.)
Abnormal muscle tone (increased or decreased)
Orthopedic injuries or diagnoses
Abnormal gait (toe walking, crouched gait, etc.)
Delayed developmental milestones
Torticollis (muscle tightness of the neck in infancy leading to abnormal posture)