Occupational Therapy (OT) helps children increase independence at home and in school, improve academic performance, enjoy the activities of everyday life, and promotes healthy self-esteem.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy helps patients improve physical function, fine motor skills, cognitive planning, self-care, social skills, emotional health, and integrate sensory information more efficiently.
IPT's degreed and licensed Occupational Therapists have advanced training in sensory integration pediatric practices. Play is a child's work, and IPT's Occupational Therapists use appropriate sensory integration techniques to engage patients in fun and motivating activities which address each child's treatment goals.
Does my child need occupational therapy?
Children with mild to severe developmental differences due to known and unknown causes, and those with signs of a sensory integration challenge (see Developmental Red Flags), may show pronounced improvement with sensory-focused occupational therapy intervention. The earlier a problem is identified and treated, the better the outcome will be for your child.
Background and Benefits
Occupational Therapy dates back to the 1700’s, when it was discovered that physical and emotional health improved when a patient was able to accomplish activities that gave his life purpose. Occupational Therapy became a recognized health profession in the United States in 1917, and is used today to treat almost every known physical and mental concern.
IPT’s Occupational Therapists treat children from infancy through adolescence with a variety of health concerns, including: developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, sensory integration deficits, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, accidents, sports injuries, surgical rehabilitation, and much more.