What is occupational therapy?
The goal of occupational therapy is to enable children of ALL abilities to succeed in their everyday “occupations” by building upon their strengths and giving them the tools they need to be as independent as possible. Children’s occupations mainly include play, school, social interaction, and self-care (dressing, teeth brushing, eating, potty-training, etc.). Occupational therapists are trained to identify the barriers that hinder your children, and develop the skills needed to be successful.
Occupational therapy assessment and treatment are designed to meet the unique needs of each child and his or her family. At ECWP, we heavily focus on cognitive and sensory-based approaches that support your child in every environment. Our intervention is aimed to correct faulty neural feedback loops that make it difficult for the brain to process information and sensory input. We implement this in a fun and nurturing environment that promotes independence and self-confidence.
Occupational therapy can help a child who is experiencing any of the following challenges:
- Body and spatial awareness
- Balance and coordination
- Delayed milestones
- Executive functioning (organization, time management, working memory, sequencing, following multistep directions)
- Fine motor skills (dexterity, manipulating buttons, zippers, and fasteners)
- Frequent temper tantrums
- Hand writing
- Play and social skills
- Self care
- Self regulation and coping
- Sensory seeking or sensory avoiding
- Visual motor and visual perceptual activities (eye tracking, eye-hand coordination, spatial relations, visual memory)
How do I begin services for my child?
Call our office at 303-460-3881! We look forward to working with you!