Physical therapists use a variety of treatments to help build strength, improve movement, and strengthen skills needed to complete daily activities. Physical therapists might guide kids through: developmental activities, such as crawling and walking. balance and coordination activities.
OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Some people may think that occupational therapy is only for adults; kids, after all, do not have occupations.
Normal speech and language, as well as effective feeding skills, are essential to the proper development of infants, children, and adolescents. As pediatric professionals, the speech therapists at Children’s Specialized Hospital are highly experienced with the unique needs.
Our group therapy classes are designed to get kids moving, to help kids reach their goals, and to have fun! We offer a wide range of classes, aiming to help all children gain confidence and skills, within a variety of supportive group environments. All of our classes are led by registered occupational and physical therapists, and are designed to meet specific therapy goals within a fun, well-matched group setting.
Some of the signs of sensory integration disorder, according to Sensory Integration International, include: Extreme sensitivity (or underreaction) to touch, movement, sights, or sounds. Distractability. Social and/or emotional problems. Activity level that is unusually high or unusually low.