What is Occupational Therapy?
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Pediatric occupational therapists evaluate a child’s strengths, as well as difficulties, in critical developmental areas and design interventions that promote the healthy development of skills needed for success with daily tasks. Through meaningful activities and play, OT facilitates the development of age- appropriate skills. They help children develop the basic sensory awareness and motor skills needed for attaining developmental milestones.
Dr. Sandra E. Groger, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy can be scheduled individually or as part of a comprehensive treatment plan with Speech and/or ABA services. For more information, please contact our office at (256) 882-2457.