Pediatric Occupational Therapy The Differences Between School and Outpatient Pediatric Occupational Therapy

The Differences Between School and Outpatient Pediatric Occupational Therapy

My child qualifies for occupational therapy at school; should I stop coming to the clinic? NO! (Although this may vary based on family circumstances). A child is able to receive occupational therapy at school and in the clinic at the same time. This can actually be incredibly beneficial for the child, and we highly recommend…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy? Celebrating OT Month

What is Occupational Therapy? Celebrating OT Month By Jessica Tallent, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapist Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has recognized April as occupational therapy month.  But what exactly do occupational therapists, specifically pediatric occupational therapists, do? The World Federation of Occupational Therapy (OT) defines occupational therapy as a “client-centered…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

Is Occupational Therapy Right For My Child? Pediatric occupational therapy (OT) is a specialty designed to help individuals with developmental, physical, and cognitive delays.  Occupational therapists help develop, recover, or maintain skills needed to perform their everyday activities (occupations).  A child’s occupation is to play, dress, groom, bath, and perform school work.  Factors that may…

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Understanding Pediatric Occupational Therapy

A Guide to Understanding Pediatric Occupational Therapy Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) This is the primary focus of occupational therapists. We aim to help our clients become as independent as possible in areas of self-care including playing, dressing, bathing, grooming, eating, brushing teeth and cooking, to name a few.  With children, we are often teaching…

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Creative Speech Therapy Activities To Do at Home

Creative Speech Therapy Activities To Do at Home Are you looking for creative speech therapy activities to do at home? Speech and language can be targeted anywhere, any time. The best and easiest way to target speech and language without interrupting your day is to target them during daily activities. Some examples of daily activities…

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What is Occupational Therapy for Kids?

What is Occupational Therapy for Kids? by Thomas Stevens, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapist Your pediatrician has referred your child to occupational therapy and you’re thinking to yourself – “my child doesn’t have a career, what in the world is his occupation?” Not to worry, we won’t be building your two-year old’s resume just…

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