Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help children to participate in the activities they want and need to do as part of everyday life (occupations) in all of their environments (home, work, school, community).

Occupational therapy services typically include:

. Individualized evaluation, during which the client, family, and occupational therapist determine the children’s goals.

. Customized intervention to improve the Children’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals developing child-centered, family-focused treatment plan.

. At-home program for carry-over of therapy techniques.

. Outcome evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or to modify the intervention plan based on the children’s needs and skills.

Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments, recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, training in how to modify a task or activity to facilitate participation, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.

Jumping Step by Step Occupational Therapist’s help children:

. Improve balance, coordination, strength, and/or motor planning (praxis) skills.
. Develop fine motor skills and/or handwriting skills.
. Address hand-eye coordination (hitting a target, batting a ball, copying from a blackboard, etc).
. Learn daily living skills (bathing, dressing, grooming, and feeding).
. Use specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs, splints, bathing equipment, dressing devices, or communication aids.
. Improve issues with sensory processing, attention, and concentration.

Jumping Step by Step occupational therapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of the following areas:

. Sensorimotor Skills.
. Sensory Processing and sensory Modulation Disorder and Subtypes (Sensory-based eating difficulties, Sensory-based learning difficulties).
. Visual-Motor Integration.
. Visual Perceptual Skills.
. Fine Motor Control and Coordination.
. Gross Motor Control and Coordination.
. Self-Care Skills.
. Social Interaction Skills.
. Executive Functioning Skills.
. Handwriting.

Our pediatric therapists have experience working with children diagnosed with:

. Autism Spectrum Disorder.
. Sensory Processing Disorder.
. Attention Deficit Disorder.
. Learning Disabilities.
. Down Syndrome
. Cerebral Palsy.
. Asperger Syndrome.
. PDD.
. Gross and Fine Motor Delays.
. Neurological Disorders
. Chromosomal Disorders.
. Executive Function Disorders.
. Developmental Delays.
. Coordination and Balance Problems, and so much more.

Therapeutic Programs/Approaches to address overall fine motor skills or visual skills:

. Handwriting without Tears.
. Just Write.
. First Strokes.
. Handwriting Groups.
. Getting it write.
. Callirobics handwriting exercises.
. Sensible Pencil.

Treatment / Approaches Programs for Sensory Integration:

. How Does Your Engine Run?.
. Sensory Diet.
. Therapeutic Listening Programs.
. DIR.