Our pediatric occupational therapists (OT) provide skilled treatment to help children achieve independence in all parts of their lives. They specialize in developing skills for the many “jobs” associated with life as a child. Occupational therapists have either a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in occupational therapy, they have passed a national board examination, and are licensed to provide services in Kentucky.
Specialized evaluation and treatment is provided in the following areas:
Pre-writing and handwriting skills
Fine Motor Coordination and Strengthening
Feeding (picky eating and problem feeding)
Self-Care Skill Independence
Social Skill Deficits
Visual Motor Integration
Bilateral Motor Integration
Adaptive Equipment Training
Anxiety and Depression
Promotes independence with everyday tasks
Facilitates development of fine motor skills and developmental milestones
Addresses sensory processing, visual-perceptual coordination, toileting and hygiene, feeding and oral-motor therapy, and other self-help skills
Considers socialization and emotional development, language and communication, and attention and cognitive abilities
Uses splinting and bracing and other assistive technologies to improve handwriting, dressing, and other activities of daily living
Works closely with counselors to improve attention, anxiety or depression
At Marshall Pediatric Therapy, we have a large gym with specialized equipment that provides sensory input that is designed to either “wake up” , “calm down” or organize a child’s sensory system.
Indicators your child may need
Unable to pick up something small like cereal with thumb and finger by 11 months
Does not seem able to “play” well with children his/her age; prefers to play with younger children or alone
Unable to cut paper in a controlled manner by 3 ½ years
Is easily upset, does not like to be touched, seems to avoid experiences that are loud, places that are crowded, busy environments, etc.
Unable to copy shapes by age 4 or letters by age 5
Unable to button or unbutton by age 5 or has difficulty with other self care activities
Bathing, hair washing, getting dressed, wearing certain clothes or nail clipping results in a “fight”
Is constantly touching things, is very active and cannot seem to focus on a task to the point that getting through daily routines is difficult. Child may not be able to keep their hands to themselves, or may deliberately run into other kids, the furniture, etc.
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