Pediatric Occupational Therapy
We see preschool and elementary aged children who have been identified (usually by teachers or OT’s in the school) as having weak hands, generalized weakness in the upper extremities, difficulty writing, or cutting with a scissors, or fine motor coordination/delays. Usually, the child is NOT eligible for OT services in their school (this may be due to not having any other issues, or it isn’t “bad” enough to warrant an IEP, etc). Even if the child does receive OT in the school, he/she may be eligible to have further OT outside of school. Please discuss with your insurance carrier as well as the OT at school if this would be beneficial.
A detailed home program will be sent home with the child.
Care is coordinated with their parents who are expected to do home exercises with their child at home to maximize the benefits of therapy.
Parents are required to attend all therapy sessions with their child, unless specifically asked not to by the therapist due to behavior issues.
WE DO NOT TREAT*:
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Developmental Delays
- Learning Disabilities
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Reading Disorders
- Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)
*Staff not trained in the specific/specialized treatments these diagnoses or conditions require. These diagnoses may be present in the child, but will not be focus of treatment. Helping Hands Rehab does not treat children using sensory integration techniques.