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ALL ABOUT OT

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Let’s work together to give your child a boost in skills and confidence.

WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

1. When people first hear the word “occupational” they sometimes think that OT’s provide job counseling or talk therapy to help folks figure out their career      path. Well, let me clarify… occupational therapy is NOT job counseling or career coaching!

2. Occupational therapists help people of all ages improve their health, well-being and quality of life. Our goal is to help people live as independently as          possible to reach their potential in their every day roles and routines. OTs help people participate in meaningful “occupations” so they can live life to the        fullest!

3. Occupational therapy is an amazing career choice and one of the highest ranked professions for the highest levels of job satisfaction. The profession is          projected to grow a whopping 24% by the year 2026 according the the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4. The field of pediatric OT is by it’s very nature, a helping profession where neuro-science meets child development. Coursework includes college level               anatomy, kinesiology, neuro-anatomy, and rehabili tation techniques to improve strength, sensory-motor development and cognitive skills.

 

WHAT IS OT FOR KIDS?

1. Pediatric OTs help kids succeed in their everyday “occupations” by teaching them the skills to succeed at home, school and play.

2. OTs use a holistic, relationship based framework and are trained to use evidence-based treatments. OTs are keen observers and experts in “task                    analysis” to evaluate, assess and im prove the underlying foundational skills that support a child’s performance.

3. Pediatric OTs help kids improve in the following areas: Motor skills, Sensory processing and self-regulation, Cognitive and executive functioning skills to          support academic learning, Emotional and psychosocial well being, Indepen dence with self-care and activities of daily living, Feedingand eating, Play        skills and social skills.

4. “My OT lens focuses on task analysis and making modifications to the activity or environment to help kids of all ages and abilities reach their potential.”

How can OT help my child?

A: Another way to think of OT is “Life Hacks”. I always think of a “hack” as something that makes a task easier or better.

The way I approach creating “life hacks” for kids, parents and teachers is based upon the following concepts. A general OT Treatment framework includes these key concepts to best support a child’s participation

How can OT help my child?2

A: Another way to think of OT is “Life Hacks”. I always think of a “hack” as something that makes a task easier or better.

The way I approach creating “life hacks” for kids, parents and teachers is based upon the following concepts. A general OT Treatment framework includes these key concepts to best support a child’s participation

How can OT help my child?3

A: Another way to think of OT is “Life Hacks”. I always think of a “hack” as something that makes a task easier or better.

The way I approach creating “life hacks” for kids, parents and teachers is based upon the following concepts. A general OT Treatment framework includes these key concepts to best support a child’s participation

WHERE DO OTS WORK?

Pediatric occupational therapists may work in a variety of practice settings such as early intervention, schools, out patient clinics, private practice and hospitals