Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Good Shepherd’s Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program helps children achieve independence in their daily lives.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy is coordinated by a team of experienced occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants, who develop a treatment program designed to meet your family’s goals. The objective of occupational therapy is to promote age-appropriate developmental skills.
Good Shepherd Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program highlights:
- Occupational therapy can help with activities of daily living, such as dressing and feeding, writing, toileting, or transferring to a bed, toilet or tub.
- Enhance fine motor development.
- Improve coordination and upper-extremity function.
- Sensory integration
- Strengthen muscles.
- Have helpful adaptive devices fabricated for you.
- Receive cognitive perceptual motor training.
- Learn to use durable medical equipment (DME), such as commodes and tub seats.
- Receive vital education on how to live with maximum independence and function.
- Participate in Good Shepherd’s social skills group.
- Interactive metronome
- Pediatric assistive technology
- In the RJ Foundation Mobility Center, you can be fitted for a wheelchair or learn wheelchair skills.
- Other highlights include custom splinting and casting, sensory stimulation, cognitive, perceptual and motor training, visual retraining and home exercise programs.
Good Shepherd is a proud participant in the national Bal-A-Vis-X Program, which stands for Balance, Auditory, Vision, and Exercise. The Bal-A-Vis-X Program consists of more than 300 individual exercises of varying complexity using sand-filled bean bags, racquet balls of various colors and balance boards. Learn more about the Bal-A-Vis-X Program, available as a component of pediatric occupational therapy at Good Shepherd.