Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy (OT) focuses on the use of everyday occupation and “play” in order to help a child meet their developmental milestones and more fully participate in a child’s very important occupations of being a student in the classroom, being a friend, and participating in activities with his/her family.

Specific areas of focus in occupational therapy include:       

  • Handwriting/scissor cutting
  • Auditory processing
  • Attention to task
  • Upper extremity strengthening
  • Sensory processing
  • Behavior modification
  • Fine motor skills
  • Daily self care skills
  • Eye hand coordination

The occupational therapists at Jarvis Pediatric Therapy have additional training in:

  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood neurology
  • Behavior modification
  • Visual perceptual development
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Modulated Listening
  • Wilbarger Brushing Protocol
  • Infant development
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Alternatives to pharmaceutical therapies
  • Creating school modifications