Pediatric occupational therapists focus on the development and/or adaptation of skills needed to gain independence in everyday activities. At the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion our goal is to help children gain functional independence in activities of daily living at home, in school and in social/community settings. Our occupational therapists work with children of all ages, from newborn to teens and young adults.
Our highly skilled occupational therapists evaluate and formulate a specialized treatment program to help each child overcome, work around, or work within their specific challenges. We value a collaborative approach between the child and family/caregiver and other specialized disciplines in order to create an individualized and developmentally appropriate plan of care. Some of the foundational aspects of occupational therapy treatment focus on: fine and visual motor skills, upper extremity function, overall motor coordination, core stability/strength, and sensory processing. Development of these areas help children attend, become more organized and participate in activities such as school work, meal times and morning/after school and home routines.
In addition, our occupational therapists work on upper extremity rehabilitation post-surgery/injury and play an important role in the safe participation in or return to sports in the young athlete population.
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