What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of self-care, work and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development and prevent disability; this may include the adaptation of a task or the environment to achieve maximal independence and to enhance quality of life.

OT’s analyze a person’s functional performance within different environments to determine their strengths and limitations. OT’s determine whether limitations are attributable to intrinsic skills and characteristics, factors in the environment or a combination of the two.

The occupational therapists at Children’s Therapy Works have training in many different
treatment approaches to facilitate improvements in the following areas:

Fine and Gross Motor skills

  • Self Care Skills
  • Visual motor and Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Oral motor and Oral Respiratory Skills
  • Bilateral Coordination Skills
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Social Skills

Treatment Techniques

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Wilbarger’s Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique
  • Therapeutic Listening Program and Advanced Therapeutic Listening Program:
  • Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy
  • Brain Gym
  • The Alert Program
  • M.O.R.E Motor. Oral. Respiration. Eyes
  • Mary Kawar’s Vestibular Activation Protocol
  • S.M.A.R.T Program Curriculum
  • Audio Visual Entrainment
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils