Occupational Therapy at Wild Roots may look a little bit different than what you are expecting!
We look at the underlying root causes of concerns. What caregivers see might be defiance, difficulty following directions, poor handwriting, and unable to ride a bike. What we might see is retained primitive reflexes, poor core strength, and difficulty moving their body to match their ideas.
When we change what we’re looking for, we change what we see, and we change what we do to help! Some sessions we work one on one with kids, some session are in a group, sometimes caregivers watch, other times they relax and then we provide ideas for home. It depends on the family, child, and the day!
What Pediatric Occupational Therapists Do.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists work to improve children’s global development including physical, cognitive, and foundation skills such as sensory processing to assist the child and family in maximizing their success in all areas of daily life.
Occupational therapists work on children’s primary occupations: playing, learning, making friends, and being part of a family.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists work with children with autism, sensory processing disorder, fine motor and/or feeding delays, visual motor and handwriting challenges, developmental differences secondary to trauma, and much more.
Want more information about occupational therapy in different environments (schools, clinics, mental health settings, nursing homes, etc.), click here.
Occupational Therapy Team (early 2021)
Pediatric speech therapists evaluate, diagnose, and treat communication challenges, both expressive (saying words) and receptive (understanding language), that cause children to have difficulty with verbal communication.
Speech therapy also treats oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as articulation, auditory processing, and social skills. Speech therapists can help establish varied methods of communication including augmentative devices.
You will find approachable staff, a cup of coffee, and a therapist working WITH you and your family to reach your goals.