Atlanta Occupational Therapy
At Talk About Therapy, we specialize in a variety of pediatric occupational therapy interventions. We serve children and families in the Atlanta area to provide accessible pediatric occupational therapy near you. See below to learn more about issues/delays impacting daily life activities, how they can affect your child, and how we can help.
What are some of the different disorders a Pediatric OT can treat?
Children can experience a variety of difficulties with activities of daily life at various ages, from infancy into young adulthood. Some of the common disorders experienced by children fall into the following categories:
- Fine Motor Delays: Fine motor play involves the coordination of the small muscles in the hands.
- Gross Motor Delays: Gross motor play involves the coordination of the large muscles in the body.
- Handwriting Delays
- Sensory Regulation Deficits
- Sensory Processing Deficits: Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system (brain) receives messages from the senses (body) and turns them into appropriate motor and behavior responses. Sensory processing is an unconscious activity of the brain that helps us complete our daily tasks and routines.
- Self-Care Deficits: Difficulty with activities of daily life (i.e. dressing, bathing, etc.)
What are some signs my child might benefit from occupational therapy?
If you have any concerns about your child’s sensory or fine motor development, please reach out! Here are some reasons you may consider an occupational therapy evaluation for your child:
- Constantly moving or fidgeting
- Overly rough play
- Difficult imitating actions
- Has trouble focusing on a task/ gives up easily
- Poor eye contact when interacting with others
- Decreased body awareness (i.e. runs into things)
- Difficult with age appropriate feeding, dressing, etc.
- Responds too much or too little to sounds, movement, clothing textures, touching or being touched
If you feel your child might be presenting with any difficulties based on these developmental norms or your own interactions with them, they may benefit from pediatric occupational therapy. Please call us to schedule an evaluation and see if your child would benefit from occupational therapy to continue to foster and enrich their development. We can discuss your concerns and how we can help with!
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