Physical Therapy — Speech Therapy — Occupational Therapy — Feeding Therapy For Infants & Children

Occupational Therapy

 

Pediatric occupational therapy promotes the development of sensory processing abilities, fine and visual motor skills, and self help skills that support a child’s ability to function and socialize in their home, school, play, and community environments.

Occupational therapy addresses difficulties that children have with sustained attention, the ability to transition among tasks or environments, performance of manipulative and handwriting skills, and independence with daily living skills including dressing, feeding and hygiene.

Occupational therapists help families with daily challenges that can interfere with a child’s productive engagement in play, learning and social opportunities. Strategies range from working to create predictable routines to incorporating individualized sensory-based activities and choosing appropriate toys.  In the case of an injury or illness, our services focus on rehabilitating children, allowing them to return to their daily routines at their highest level of function.

Evaluation & Treatment

At Abilities in Action, our highly trained occupational therapists evaluate and treat children from birth to 12 years of age with a variety of diagnoses that may include:

Benefits

Children may benefit from pediatric occupational therapy for:

  • Self-care skills including feeding, dressing, grooming and hygiene
  • Hand strengthening and coordination skills required for activities such as cutting with scissors, coloring, writing, buttoning and using feeding utensils
  • Over sensitivity or under sensitivity to touch, taste, smell, or sight
  • Over sensitivity or under sensitivity to movement sensation
  • Unusually high or low activity level
  • Social and emotional problems
  • Easing transitions between situations
  • Easily distracted
  • Impulsivity, lacking in self-control
  • Visual motor and handwriting skills
  • Executive functioning skills (ability to plan, organize, remember things, prioritize, pay attention and get started on tasks)
  • Recommending, training, and using adaptive equipment
     

Modalities

Some of the modalities offered through occupational therapy services at Abilities in Action include:

 

Abilities in Action is a Provider of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Pediatric Speech Therapy to Infants and Children in Monmouth County, NJ and surrounding towns 

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