The Specialists in Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy focuses on the skills for the job of living. The very word “occupation” refers to an activity which “occupies” a person’s time. Pediatric Occupational Therapy focuses on helping children gain the skills needed for their daily occupations. Occupations in childhood include play, socialization, self-care, and school performance. For example, an infant has the occupation of eating and self-soothing; older children have the occupation of playing and learning.
Occupational therapy uses purposeful goal-directed activities to improve a child’s performance in postural stability, sensory integration, motor planning, coordination, self-help skills, social interactions, and play abilities. For children, therapeutic intervention is often used in conjunction with play to enhance the child’s engagement and involvement.
If you would like information regarding occupational therapy and/or the services we provide please call (559) 228-9100 (option 2) or email [email protected]
Please also see our parent forms under clinic for more information regarding what you will need for a referral and/or evaluation. You can email referral requests to [email protected]