“Occupation” refers to any activity that occupies our day. Our children engage in lots of occupations, including but not limited to play, engagement with peers and adults, and academics such as reading, writing, and math. Our children sleep, eat, learn, and participate in self-help skills such as dressing, grooming, bathing. Our children participate in school and both in individual and or group sports. When there is a difficulty getting these occupations complete, there may be a concern. Occupational therapy finds out where the difficulties lie and work to close the gaps in development so that our children can be successful with all their occupations.
We provide the following services for our OT clients:
Evaluations at TOP Pediatric Therapy are very thorough. We use a variety of standardized assessments that assess gross, fine, visual, and sensory-motor abilities. Our evaluations include: 1.5 to 2 hours for a hands-on sensory motor evaluation and a 45 to 60 min parent conference.
Our occupational therapy sessions are individualized based on the findings of the evaluation. Each session focuses on the areas of development that were found on the evaluation to need extra attention.
Our sessions include the following modalities based on the needs of the child.
Occasionally, we find that group OT sessions work better for our clients’ schedules and therapy needs. If you are interested in learning more about OT group opportunities, please contact TOP Pediatric Therapy or speak with your evaluating therapist.
Each session ends with 5 to 10 minutes of training for parents. The TOP Pediatric Therapy team feels that it is important to help parents and caregivers understand what has occurred during therapy, answer questions about therapy, and provide feedback about your child's success. It is important that what happens during therapy can be understood and carried over at home. Our team is also available via e-mail or phone when parents have questions.
Questions to ask: