Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy assists people in developing the “skills for the job of living that are necessary for independent and satisfying lives”. Occupational therapy helps children learn skills and participate in play, family and school activities.
The American Occupational Therapy Association defines Occupational Therapy (OT) as “skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives”.
Occupational therapists at ICD are licensed professionals and specialize in the treatment of children. Services are available for infants and children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses including low muscle tone/weakness, brachial plexus injury and other nerve injuries, orthopedic injuries/conditions, prematurity, cerebral palsy  including hemi paresis, quadriplegia and diplegia, Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders, seizure disorders, rheumatologic conditions, developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Individualized therapy programs help:
Increase function, strength and mobility through play activities and exercise programs.
  • Improve body awareness and motor planning for motor skills that require higher level coordination
  • Improve fine motor skills
  • Improve eye hand coordination and perceptual motor skills
  • Improve pre writing and handwriting skills
  • Increase independence in self care skills including self feeding and dressing
  • Learn adaptations for sensory processing difficulties
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