Children’s play often looks carefree and joyful but seems to have no other purpose. Actually, children’s play is their work. The purpose of the work is multifold with one purpose to help children develop their nervous systems. A child develops appropriate motor skills and perception by feeding their nervous system through typical activities which foster the appropriate response. Children’s development is fast-paced. Many changes typically occur in the first few years of life. If there is a delay in their sensorimotor development, it can cause delays in the higher functioning, behavior, and attentional areas as well. Proper identification allows for appropriate intervention.
The Occupational Therapy Center, Inc. uses comprehensive evaluation techniques to get to the bottom of the child’s difficulty. If treatment is indicated, the OTC has over 4200 sq. ft. of space and a huge amount of equipment to specifically address these identified problem areas. The OTC was founded in 1981 and offers a long history of clinical excellence in diagnostic and family-centered therapeutic services as well as consultations for children. We believe education is a key component for parents/guardians to best understand the issues their child may be living with on a daily basis.
Licensed Occupational Therapists use recognized and accepted OT activities to help children improve problematic areas which in turn helps the child to improve their skills in attention, focus, sensory, gross and fine motor skills, learning and socialization. The OTC does not use a cookie-cutter approach, as each child is unique to us. Our therapists are some of the most compassionate, knowledgeable, and recognized staff in the country. There is a strong belief at the OTC in using standardized evaluations to better understand all the issues that may be problematic for the child. Many facilities use their own in-house testing and some use only screening tools, but we believe this can short-change the identification process. Using a comprehensive evaluation process is not always the least expensive or time saving method but we feel our long-standing experience, education, and desire to do what is best for each and every child is the “just right” approach.