When a child feels confident, she feels like she can take on the world. Our goal is to provide children, along with their parents and schools, with the support and the tools that they need in order to meet each day with confidence. For more than 20 years, we at EJ Therapy have been committed to providing pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapy services to children of ranging abilities, including those who are developing typically and those with developmental delays or disabilities. If you’re wondering whether your child could benefit from occupational therapy, or any of our services, contact our staff today for more information.
Children don’t have jobs, so why would they need occupational therapy? Don’t let the title be misleading; occupational therapy can help a child with any activity that is a part of her daily life, where her “job” is to play and to learn. Occupational therapy can also address more than physical challenges. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), occupational therapists can evaluate and help to address many psychological, social, and environmental factors that impact the way an individual child interprets and interacts with the world around them. Occupational therapy can help with a variety of concerns ranging from fine motor skills, such as holding a pencil, and hand-eye coordination, to managing sensory or behavioral needs within a given environment. Here at EJ Therapy, each child is evaluated as an individual and then provided with services that are both tailored to their unique needs and also based upon current research and best practices.