Occupational therapy is designed to help children with developmental delays and/or fine motor coordination. This therapy can help children improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills as well as with play and general communication skills.
Occupational therapy is designed to help children with every-day basic skills, such as feeding, bathing, writing, etc. Our therapists emphasize the importance of independence in our children so that they are properly developed and ready for school age programs.
Self care refers to difficulty with feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting and grooming. This may include sequencing of tasks, front and back discrimination, and difficulties with fasteners.
Sensory Processing refers to oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sounds, smells, sights, touch, movement, taste and difficulty with the sense of body awareness. This can be seen in children who struggle with clothing tags or walking on different textures.
Fine motor skills refers to difficulty with writing skills, buttons/snaps, use of utensils & scissors, and grasping or picking up small objects.
Apraxia refers to difficulty getting the body to “do” what the brain tells it; may be awkward, seemingly careless, or accident-prone. These children may have difficulties with activities such as standing on one foot, 2 handed activities, or tying shoelaces. They also may be hesitant or nervous to try new tasks or activities.
Visual perception and visual motor refers to difficulty coordinating their eyes and hands to work together to draw and write. These children may have difficulty with daily tasks like copying shapes, tracing, handwriting, coloring, lining up math problems, throwing and catching a ball.
Vestibular and balance difficulties in children may present in the form of swaying, walking in a zig-zag line, depth perception issues, dizziness, and headaches.
Handwriting Without Tears
First Strokes Fine Motor and Handwriting
NDT training (not certified)
Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol for Moving, Looking and Listening
Rhythmic Movement Training
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"We provide early intervention programs for children with hearing loss and language delays (12 months- 5 years), while also providing public access to speech therapy, occupational therapy, and audiological services to the Katy, Texas area."