OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY addresses the following areas:
- Independent daily living
- Feeding aversions
- Sensory processing
- Strength, coordination and fine motor skill improvement.
Our OT’s are specialized in the treatment of pediatrics and offer families practical solutions for home and school. Led by Department Chair Natalie Loewe, M.S., OTR/L, the clubhouse offers Individual and Group Therapy, free workshops for families and we train other professionals in the community on the complex issues associated with Sensory dysfunction.
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Disruption in the normal processing of sensory information can result in any of the following:
- Avoids getting messy or touching objects with certain textures
- Doesn’t seem to notice mess on face or hands
- Decreased or increased sensitivity to pain
- Difficulty staying on task
- Walks on his/her toes
- Is bothered by the touch of others or touches others to an irritating degree
- Distracted by sounds or lights that others may not notice
- Tantrums are easily triggered by environmental stimuli
- Fear of movement or frequently in motion
- Hypersensitive to bright lights or certain sounds
Physical Therapy provides treatment to help increase the child’s range of motion, strength, endurance, balance, coordination and mobility skills.
Our physical therapy department is highly specialized in the Birth-5 population, engages with families thu Early Intervention and also provides traditional therapy in State of the Art facility.