Occupational Therapists specializing in pediatrics work with children with a wide variety of physical, emotional, sensory, behavioral and social delays or impairments that can adversely affect a child’s ability to participate in daily activities of self-care, play, academics, and socialization with peers. These activities are referred to as “occupations.” Pediatric occupational therapists are experts in sensory integration, fine motor skill development, visual motor integration, postural control, and motor planning. They also focus on environmental and activity adjustments to meet the needs of each child and their families.
Physical Therapists specialized in a Pediatric setting work with children with a variety of neurological and orthopedic impairments that can adversely affect a child’s ability to perform physical tasks or activities in a typical or competent manner. They are experts in motor planning and learning, motor development, coordination, balance, and strength. Pediatric PT’s also promote health and wellness from childhood through adolescence and to adulthood.
Interactive Metronome™ is a PC-based interactive system based on the traditional music metronome. Hand and foot sensors are used to objectively measure a user’s planning and sequencing performance during a variety of tapping exercises. The IM program progressively challenges users to improve their concentration, as well as their motor planning, sequencing and timing. Interactive Metronome™ has been shown to improve attention and focus, control of aggression and impulsivity, reading, language and processing and motor coordination.
Play the Write Way groups are fun handwriting instruction groups which include play and multisensory activities focused on improving postural control, sensory processing, fine motor and visual motor skills necessary for proficient handwriting.
Play In Motion groups will focus on developing strength, agility, bilateral coordination, balance, and eye-hand coordination necessary to participate in sports and gross motor activities.
Sensory Playtime is a mother child play group that is geared toward toddlers (ages 18mos-3). Groups will include free play, snack, large motor play, messy play and parent education.
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