Explore Children’s Occupational Therapy Services With PediaTrust

For special needs and medically fragile children, learning certain skills can be especially challenging. From eating to tying shoes and writing, many everyday activities require the use of fine motor skills. Special needs children may need assistance developing these skills to make performing tasks possible or easier. One effective way to help them grow these abilities is through children’s occupational therapy services. 

As a daycare specializing in the care of medically fragile and special needs children, PediaTrust offers occupational therapy services to help kids achieve more. And, for many, it can provide just the support they need to learn and develop important skills. Learn more about our occupational therapy services to see if they may be the right choice for your child.

How Occupational Therapy Works

You may already be familiar with occupational therapy, only in a different setting. Adults recovering from an accident may be prescribed occupational therapy to help them redevelop work-related skills that may have become impaired due to injury. The idea remains much the same with children’s occupational therapy. 

However, because a child’s main occupation is school and play, treatment focuses on helping them do more in those areas. It involves supporting them in reaching developmental goals and enhancing their ability to engage in school activities and play with greater independence. Occupational therapists use a range of techniques to help children learn through activity. 

These activities are actually exercises that can appear similar to play, which helps to keep children engaged and learning. Moreover, they are developed specifically for the child to address their unique needs. While this often means activities designed to target coordination and fine motor skills, they can also be helpful in other areas, such as self-care, balance, and school participation, among others. 

They may include activities such as arts and crafts, board games, playing with balls, and even building with Legos. The occupational therapist develops the cycle of activities and assesses the child’s progress with those activities, adapting as needed. This allows the child to cultivate important skills naturally during early developmental periods, building upon those lessons and experiences as they grow.

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In addition to licensed occupational therapists, our experienced team also includes RNs, LPNs, CNAs, physical therapists, and speech therapists to meet the unique needs of every child in our care. If you believe your medically fragile or special needs child could benefit from our services, contact us today. We’re always ready to help and answer any questions you may have.