Pediatric Occupational Therapy
OT for children focuses on fine motor strength and coordination, visual-motor coordination, self-care (feeding, dressing, bathing, toileting, hair and teeth brushing), playing, handwriting, body awareness, sensory integration, and self-regulation. Assessments and treatment sessions are on-on-one with a licensed occupational therapist. Treatment sessions with toddlers and preschoolers focus on incorporating play activities that will challenge the child's fine motor weakness. Individualized "sensory diets" are created for children of all ages that caregivers are taught how to implement at home. A sensory diet provides optimal visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive (muscle stretch or contraction), taste, and smells that facilitate a child to be in his/her best state for learning and function.
Specialized feeding intervention is offered to assist children who have difficulty accepting and swallowing a variety of food colors, smells, and textures. Additionally, some of our referrals are working with children who are very selective eaters and therefore not receiving enough nutritional needs for development. Sensory integration strategies are provided to facilitate balance in children who struggle with hypo or hyper responsiveness to sensory information.
Our occupational therapists are licensed in the following treatment programs:
Our sessions can be in private rooms, if desired, and also available via a telehealth platform if you feel more comfortable with a session from your own home. Interested in a free 30-minute consult, please contact us by phone or email!
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Anaheim Hills Pediatric Therapy, Inc.