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Occupational Therapy

At the Phoenix Center for Pediatrics, occupational therapy is designed for children to live their lives as independently as possible in all daily life activities (e.g. eating, showering, dressing, etc.). Each pediatric patient is evaluated using standardized tests and observations to assess baseline strengths, limitations, and functional skills. Our Occupational Therapy practitioners enable children to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. We are committed to developing skills that will promote a safe, independent and excellent quality of life.

Occupational Therapy practitioners at The Phoenix Center for Pediatrics take a holistic perspective, adapting the environment and/or task to fit the childs specific needs. We also believe that the family and the patient are the integral recipe for successful interventions. We identify a child’s strengths and use them as assets in the therapeutic process. A treatment program is made specifically for each child using fun and educational activities. The child's program may include working one-on-one with a therapist, doing a home program, making a splint for the hand or arm and educating family and other caregivers.

Occupational therapists use their specialized skills for:

  • Activity modification skills which teaches young people creative and functional ways of completing every day tasks.

  • Designing environmental adaptations to make daily living activities manageable

  • Social interactions and communication utilizing a variety of techniques and accomodating the individual childs needs

  • Memory skills training and problem solving

  • Specialized mobility assessment (scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)

  • Vision interventions

  • Safety skills training

Additionally, Our therapists specialize in a range of conditions including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Brain injuries

  • Fine motor skills

  • Strength & endurance for adolescent activities

  • Visual-motor and visual perceptual skills

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Brachial Plexus Injury

  • Sensory Processing

  • Joint attention and engagement/Social Skills

  • Play skills with toys

  • Play skills with peers

  • Balance, strength, reflex integration

  • Self-care skills

  • Self-feeding and acceptance of a variety of foods

  • Attention span and self-regulation abilities

  • Handwriting

  • School Issues

  • Motor coordination for accuracy

  • Motor planning

  • Play and social skills focused on the young interations with others

  • Self-care from potty training to hygine

  • Sensory processing/Sensory integration

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