Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

We provide occupational therapy services which include evaluation and treatment for clients with a variety of diagnoses including:

  • Learning delays
  • ADD
  • Autism
  • Sensory processing dysfunction
  • Fine and gross motor problems
  • Balance and equilibrium
  • Auditory processing delays

Sensory processing dysfunction exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses.  It can affect people in only one sensory system or multiple sensory systems. Depending on which system or systems are affected you can see the following symptoms:

  • Low muscle tone
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Difficulty with ball or sport activities
  • Aversion to touch and/or movement
  • Clumsiness
  • Difficulty transitioning from one activity to the next
  • Meltdowns or tantrums
  • Many other symptoms that disrupt everyday life

What is the difference between Vision Therapy and Occupational Therapy?

We are one of the few practices in the country that offers both vision and occupational therapy. We do not treat the eyes as separate, isolated entities, but as a part of the total eye-mind-body connection. Vision therapy involves specific activities designed to improve eye teaming, focusing, eye movements, peripheral vision, depth perception, visual motor skills, visualization, and vision perception.  Occupational therapy is a series of sensory/motor activities specifically designed to enhance gross/fine motor coordination, balance/equilibrium, postural control, bilateral awareness, gross motor planning, tactile awareness and tolerance, and eye-hand coordination.  The doctors, staff, patient, and guardians mutually decide on which therapy treatment is most appropriate.