How can an occupational therapist help my child?

Occupational Therapy (OT) helps people, including children, with physical, sensory and/or developmental delays be more independent in their everyday lives.  

Kids who might need OT might have medical or developmental problems such as:

  • Birth injuries or birth defects
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Spine or brain injuries
  • Learning Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Mental Illness
  • Broken bones
  • Developmental Delays
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Spina Bifida
     
Occupational therapists might:

  • Help kids work on fine motor skills so they can develop good handwriting skills.
  • Help young kids hold onto and let go of toys.
  • Address hand-eye coordination to improve play skills and academic skills like writing from the board.
  • Help kids with delays learn self-care activities such as brushing teeth, feeding themselves and dressing.
  • Teach kids with physical disabilities skills and coordination needed to feed themselves, use a computer or better their handwriting skills.
  • Work with child who struggle with sensory, attentional or behavioral issues.
   
The Occupational Therapists at the Rosenberg Center have specific training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach, Handwriting Without Tears program and specialized training in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other developmental and behavioral disorders.
1935 County Road B2 West Suite 100 Roseville, MN 55113 (651) 636-4155