Occupational Therapy is a type of therapy that helps individuals accomplish their “occupations.” For children, occupations include playing, learning, and developing their sense of independence.

At Family Tree, occupational therapy is focused on helping children develop the motor and visual skills, as well as the self-regulation and social skills necessary to do so. We do this by working with the body in specific movement-based activities and exercises, all within the context of social relationships. Occupational therapy can also help you learn how to modify activities and your environment to help foster the greatest level of success for your child.

We'll work on these skills:

  • Development of gross and fine motor skills
  • Sensory Integration Eye-hand coordination
  • Postural Stability, Control and Strength Bilateral (two hand) coordination
  • Reflex Integration
  • Handwriting
  • Self-regulation
  • Social skills, including engagement, back and forth play, and problem solving skills
  • Organizational, Sequencing and planning skills

Therapy can benefit kids with:

  • Sensory Integration/Processing Differences
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Dyspraxia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Handwriting Challenges
  • Mood and Regulation Disorders
  • Coordination challenges
  • Developmental Delays
  • Dyslexia

We utilize a variety of of treatment approaches to create the most beneficial program for your child. Some of these research-based programs include: