Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Occupational Therapy helps children with various types of developmental delays including coordination disorders, sensory integration disorder, autism, attention deficit disorder, dysgraphia, dyslexia, visual impairments and learning difficulties. Our goal is to assist the child, family, and school in maximizing the child's developmental potential and day-to-day success. Free screenings are available.
Early Intervention Occupational Therapy for babies and toddlers is to establish foundational skills necessary for overall development, large and fine motor coordination, vision and perception, and nervous system regulation. Developmental testing, therapy, home programs, and parent training are part of our program.
Large Motor Coordination Training for posture, balance, running, jumping, as well as eye-hand and eye-foot coordination training.
Fine Motor Coordination Training to develop mature hand grasp patterns, pencil grasp and control, handwriting, cutting, coloring, and typing /computer use.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Skills Training such as buttoning, tying shoelaces, dressing, eating utensil use, grooming, as well as organizational and memory skill development for daily independence including self-care and homework.
Visual Skill Training for oculomotor control for following lines of print, copy, and left-right directionality, as well as visual perceptual training for spatial awareness and understanding of math concepts.
Sensory Integration therapeutic activities and sensory diets to help your child with increasing tolerance for touch during grooming, improving self-regulation of alert/calm versus distressed states, improving adaptation to various senses (movement, sound, taste, touch, smell, and vision), tolerance of sensory rich environments, sleep issues, and transitions. Sound and listening therapies are also available for children who are hypersensitive or non-responsive to sound and speech.
For more information about pediatric occupational therapy, call (727) 725-6775.
St. Joseph's Children's Specialty Center
Morton Plant Mease Professional Center North
3253 McMullen Booth Road, Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33671
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