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Occupational THERAPY

Our objective with occupational therapy is to empower our young patients, fostering independence and confidence while alleviating challenges for caregivers.


Through pediatric occupational therapy, our therapists assess, diagnose, and address delays or disorders involving fine motor skills, oral motor skills, coordination, visual-motor skills, age-appropriate daily activities, play, social skills, and sensory integration.



Visual Motor Integration

Body Awareness

Fine Motor Development

Handwriting Skills

Emotional Regulation

Self-Care Skills

Sensory-Based Feeding

Play Exploration

Social Behavior

Reflex Integration

Developmental Milestones

0-6 months

  • Reach forward with both arms while on belly with chest off surface

  • Transfer objects between hands

  • Holds head up when supported

  • Finger feeds soft teething crackers/biscuits

  • Purposeful release of object

  • Sits supported in highchair with straps and footrest

  • Demonstration of excitement towards a familiar person

  • Rolls to retrieve favorite toy items

  • Brings hands or toys to mouth

6-9 months

  • Rakes tiny objects and picks up food with fingers

  • Engages in pretend play- “peek a boo”, “pat-a-cake”

  • Begins to hold cup independently

  • Tries to hold a spoon

  • Rocks back and forth on hands and knees to crawl

  • Uses all fingers to feed self

  • Maintain upright sitting while engaged in play

9-12 months

  • Index finger isolation to point to preferred object

  • Holds bottle or cup with both hands

  • Holds and plays with a toy with both hands

  • Demonstrates attention when name is called

  • Holds spoon during meal

  • Crawls to retrieve desired toys

12-18 months

  • Pick up objects with thumb and pointer finger

  • Stack 2-3 blocks to make a tower

  • Feeds self with utensils or fingers

  • Independent Straw Drinking to replace bottle

  • Follows simple 1 step directions (“come here”, “put your toy up”)

  • Independent with finger foods, attempts to use spoon for feeding

18-24 months

  • Holds a spoon and fork with whole hand and successfully scoops food onto spoon

  • Imitation of play following caregiver demonstration (baby doll to bed, pretend feeding toys)

  • Pincer grasp (thumb and index finger) to grasp small object

  • Complete 3 piece formboard puzzle

  • Imitate horizontal and vertical stroke

  • Willing to try unfamiliar foods during meal times

2-3 years

  • Snip paper with scissors

  • Imitates shape of circle

  • Engage in make believe play

  • Stack of 6-8 block tower

  • Screws and unscrew jar lid

  • Strings 1” bead onto string

3-4 years

  • Dresses self independently with the correct orientation of clothing items

  • Completes 4-6 interlocking puzzle

  • Maintains tripod grasp for writing activities

  • Draws a 2-part person

  • Imitates the shape of circle and cross

  • Uses spoon and fork for self-feeding with no spillage

  • Identifies and matches colors

4-5 years

  • Imitates a square, circle, and diagonal line

  • Completes lacing card with over/under pattern

  • Draws a 3-part person

  • Manipulates all fasteners independently- buttons, zippers, snaps

  • Cut out circle, square, and triangle

  • Copy letters in name with good accuracy

  • Peer collaboration to participate in a game

5-6 years

  • Builds complex shapes with Legos

  • Copies uppercase and lowercase letters with good accuracy

  • Writes first and last name from memory with good accuracy

  • Draws a person with head, facial parts, arms, legs, trunks, feet, and hands

  • Cuts soft foods with safety knife

  • Engages in social play and maintains friendship

  • Ties shoe laces independently

6-7 years

  • Increased Attention to engage in 30-45 minutes task with no redirection

  • Recall and complete 5-6 step task

  • Easily read handwriting when writing uppercase, lowercase letters, and simple sentences.

7-8 years

  • No Letter reversals with all 

  • Make self 3-4 step snack safely

  • Identifies simple sight words and reads simple stories

Oral Sensory Feeding Program
Therapeutic Listening
Sensory Integration Therapy
Seating & Positioning

Alert Program for Self Regulation of Sensory System

Play Therapy
Multi-Sensory Room
Handwriting Without Tears
Feeding Therapy

Our occupational therapists will work one-on-one with your child to create a customized treatment plan that is specific to your child’s needs. Our therapists’ goal is to ensure your child is meeting the proper developmental milestones necessary for them to reach their highest potential.



When To Arrive

On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about one hour. We ask that patients arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and complete paperwork.


What To Bring

On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable).


Your First Visit

Our office managers will help you through completing the registration and insurance process, then you will begin your evaluation with a therapist. It is helpful to know your key past medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Your movement, strength, coordination, and other factors will be evaluated before our therapist discusses with you their recommendation and prepares a personalized treatment plan.


Treatment Plan

Evaluation findings will be shared with your referring physician or preferred medical expert, and the office managers will help you plan your series of visits based on the quantity and frequency determined by your therapist. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.


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