A child’s life is made up of “occupations,” or daily activities that include playing, learning, and socializing.
Pediatric occupational therapists work with children and their families to help them succeed in these activities throughout the day. At TDCC, our Occupational Therapy Program supports children of all ages by incorporating the occupations that are most important to them such as self-care, play, and activities at school.
Our team of experts specializes in providing evaluation, treatment planning, and intervention to children of all ages, from newborns to teens. They use a variety of functional activities to promote skills in the areas of:
- Self-care independence and safety for tasks such as feeding, dressing, bathing, and personal hygiene.
- Motor coordination for handwriting, zipping or buttoning clothes, eating with a knife and fork, playing on playground equipment, and coordination for games and sports.
- Oral motor function for eating, managing food, taking milk from a bottle, and tolerating different food textures and types.
- Visual perception for tasks like puzzles, construction games, pre-reading, and pre-math. · Sensory processing or integration refers to the way our nervous system receives and interprets messages from our senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. It is a prerequisite for all activities of daily living, simple to complex motor skills, visual perception, and executive functions as well as self-regulation.
- Emotional and Self-regulation is required for organizing and completing routines and transitions such as bedtime, getting ready for school, carpet time, PE or playground activities, mealtime, and outings without showing any distress and meltdowns
- Community integration and social behavior to help participation in activities at home, school, and the community.
Our experts provide the following services:
- Extensive diagnostic evaluations
- Individual and group Occupational therapy programs
- Parent-child interaction programs
- Parent consulting and support
- Family assistance with community services
- Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration: teletherapy
- Support for multilingual children and their families
Our experts specialize in areas such as:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Cerebral palsy · Feeding and swallowing difficulties?
- Movement and developmental disorders
- Hand function impairment
- Functional Living
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Developmental Disorders
- Learning Disabilities- ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and handwriting
- Skeletal and Nerve Injuries
Our experts have specialized training to address sensory, fine motor, gross motor and perception issues, training includes:
- Sensory Integration and Praxis Training
- ADOS-2 Training
- The Listening Program
- Neurodevelopment (NDT)Training
- Handwriting Specialist
- DIR Level