Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of therapy that helps children who have physical, sensory, or intellectual problems. Our programs will help kids develop age appropriate play skills, social skills, emotional self- regulation, improve body coordination and motor skills, and improve performance with self-care skills.

Occupational therapy evaluation and intervention may focus upon:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Visual motor integration
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) or self care
  • Feeding (Picky eaters or tactile/texture sensory differences)
  • Sensorimotor activities to address motor planning and coordination
  • Sensory processing skills
  • Integrating primitive reflexes
  • Challenging behavior
  • Poor attention/focus
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Community participation & social skills
  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Provision of adaptive equipment
  • Assistive technology
  • Splinting / serial casting / kinesio-taping
  • Upper limb, upper body and core strengthening for improved participation in daily life
  • Caregiver education and training

Referrals for Occupational Therapy

Referrals should be made if a child or young adult has difficulty in participating at home, school, and/or community settings due to:

 

  • More than a six-month delay in achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones
  • Limited fine motor and dexterity skills Limited hand-eye coordination
  • Sensory processing skills that interfere with the child’s ability to complete everyday activities, such as:
    • self-care (feeding, dressing, hygiene)
    • play
    • community participation (school, church, playgrounds)
    • functional communication of wants and needs
  • Orthopedic or neurological conditions that require skill-building, special equipment or adaptations for the child to succeed in daily life

Our services

At Connections Speech Language Therapy, we provide comprehensive care to meet the needs of your child, along with one-on-one attention, and a fun, stress-free environment to put them at ease. We work with children as young as newborns, including premature babies. We offer expertise in both Pediatric Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, including the treatment of developmental delays such as issues with feeding, walking and many others.

Speech language therapy

Connections provides speech and language evaluation and therapy services to children in homes, preschools, elementary schools, or our office setting. Our therapy is play-based and goal-oriented.

Occupational therapy

Is your child not reaching developmental milestones (such as sitting, walking, and talking)? Is your child struggling to grasp age-appropriate information? At Connections, we can help your child overcome developmental delays.

Physical therapy

Pediatric physical therapy helps your child recover from an injury or surgery, as well as addressing specific issues such as improving their range of motion, endurance, and overall motor skills.

Teletherapy

Enjoy therapy from the comfort of your own home. Teletherapy is providing therapy through a live video connection, over the internet. You receive the same treatment as you would in person, it's just done through a computer!