Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on helping people across the lifespan participate in any activity they deem meaningful, which are called “occupations.” A child’s most important occupation is play! Difficulties with fine motor skills, sensory processing skills, motor planning, and attention to task can greatly impact a child’s ability to participate in their occupations. At Mitchell’s Place, pediatric occupational therapy services are provided by licensed professionals through play-based activities. Our OTs help children acquire the developmental skills necessary to participate in their daily self-care activities, school readiness tasks, and functional play.
Occupational therapy can help children better participate in their daily occupations by:
- Improving fine motor, gross motor, and bilateral coordination skills
- Promoting independence in daily living activities such as feeding, grooming, and dressing
- Improving sensory processing skills, such as organization, self-regulation, and emotional control
- Addressing school readiness skills such as handwriting, cutting, following multi-step directions, and problem solving
We treat children with short-term delays as well as delays due to the following common diagnoses:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
- Developmental Delay and other Genetic Disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Sensory Processing difficulties
At Mitchell’s Place we strive to provide individualized and comprehensive services. We work with families, caregivers, and teachers to develop a plan that meets the needs of your child and family. Mitchell’s Place was founded with the mission to provide collaborative services. We work very closely with our other professionals in speech therapy, ABA, psychology, and education to provide holistic, comprehensive services for each child.
Occupational therapy services include standardized evaluations as well as treatment. Our services can be performed one-on-one or through one of our offered group programs depending on the child’s needs.