OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

At Thera-Play Pediatrics we will develop a therapeutic program with you to produce ‘Results that Make a Difference’. Below are the things parents often see change with occupational therapy.

  • Improved self-regulation, less tantrums and meltdowns
  • Easier time falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Ability to get dressed in the morning without fights and tears
  • No distress with tooth brushing, hair washing, or nail cutting
  • Tolerates sounds such as a vacuum cleaner without distress
  • Enters a new situation without fear and anxiety
  • Success at birthday parties, going to the grocery store or a movie
  • Desire to participate in family outings and recreational sports
  • Being able to sit, without constantly needing to bounce and move
  • New skills such as riding a bicycle or pumping a swing independently
  • Can swing on a playground swing or climb a jungle gym without fear
  • Moves safely through the environment without crashing into things
  • Able to participate in a gymnastics, swimming or music class
  • Plays successfully with other kids on the playground and in class
  • Enjoys arts and crafts, coloring and drawing
  • Ability to sit throughout family meal times
  • Uses a spoon or a fork an entire meal
  • Increased food repertoire, decreased drooling
  • Increased success at school, comes home excited about the day
  • Develops flexibility; meets a change of plans with a positive attitude
  • Transitions from a preferred activity without a fight
  • More success and independence in daily routines
  • Follows directions without needing them repeated or demonstrated
  • Learns to tie shoes and manipulate fasteners independently
  • Writes letters and numbers without reversals
  • Less frustration and better organization with homework
  • Keeps up with the other kids in gym class
  • Has a successful play date
  • Increased self esteem and confidence
  • Develops an “I can attitude”

 

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences”

-Eleanor Roosevelt