self-care | handwriting | life skilLs
ages birth to 21 years

Occupational Therapy helps children to learn the skills of living. This means any activity a child needs to be able to do in daily life- from self-care, to handwriting, to zipping a zipper.

Some children need help to learn basic skills that other children learn easily such as playing with a toy appropriately.  Many of the children we serve in occupational therapy have difficulty processing the input that they receive from their senses and the environment. This can play out through a sensitivity to light, sound,  or touch to name a few or through transitioning from one setting or activity to the next.  Our occupational therapists help children learn needed skills, be more independent, and function more effectively in their daily lives.

During our occupational therapy sessions, children do activities that help to learn the skills they need by breaking bigger tasks into smaller pieces.  We strive to have the kids work on things in as fun a way as possible! After an initial evaluation, our staff will recommend a treatment plan that is customized for each child and their specific needs. Once beginning therapy, you will notice our treatment motto firsthand- play is a child's work. We use lots of toys, bubbles, music, and fun activities to motivate children to reach their goals while playing.

Skills occupational therapy addresses include:

  • Strength
  • Handwriting
  • Fine motor skills
  • Splints
  • Scissor skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Visual motor and visual perceptual skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Self-care
  • Life skills


Read the "What is Occupational Therapy at Special Kids?" blog article now!

Please contact us if you have any questions about how occupational therapy may help your child.