Occupational Therapy Provides Step-by-Step Support for Improving your Child’s Life Skills
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy gives people the skills for living life to the fullest. A child’s occupation is to grow, learn and play. Occupational therapists help children who have physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities to improve their day-to-day functioning. They give many children the steps to be more independent and accomplish things on their own, maximizing their life skills and enhancing their natural abilities.
Who needs it?
If your child has difficulty with everyday activities like brushing their teeth or putting on shoes and socks, your might want to see an occupational therapist. Maybe you feel like your child has a learning disability, trouble writing or paying attention in class. Occupational therapists help foster independence and improve daily skills so that your child can enjoy all of life’s pleasures. They are also trained to support children in wheelchairs or suffering from conditions like muscular dystrophy, spinal injuries or cerebral palsy.
How does it work?
Our occupational therapists will first evaluate how well your child accomplishes certain daily activities compared with other kids their age. They will look for developmental challenges and determine the best strategies to achieve more independence. Occupational therapy is different for every person, and often treatments are tailored to each child’s individual needs. Therapists will provide guidance to caregivers and recommendations based on comprehensive home and school evaluations. Steps2Strides offers occupational therapy as an important step in improving the overall life of your child.
Steps2Strides Therapy Center has locations in Denison, Abilene and Paris. All locations are accepting new patients.find a location near you