Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration

Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration

CDI Occupational Therapists work with your family in a warm and collaborative manner to build on your child’s strengths through play and exploration to improve sensory and motor development.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Pediatric Occupational Therapy helps young children gain independence in moving their bodies and processing the sensations of the world in an organized manner.  Building and coordinating motor skills and sensory processing improves a child’s ability to participate in everyday activities.  Children struggling with sleeping, eating, bathing, self care, coordinating body movements, interacting with others and exploring and playing can benefit from Occupational Therapy.

Occupational Therapy At Child Development Institute

CDI’s Occupational Therapy program incorporates cutting-edge treatment approaches and best-practice intervention strategies to create an individualized plan to meet your child’s and family’s specific needs. CDI’s programs and services use a family centered, relationship-based approach by incorporating the parents, caregivers, siblings and other people in your child’s life into the treatment process.

CDI’s Occupational Therapists have training and/or certification in:

S.O.S. Approach to Feeding
Sensory Integration
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
Handwriting without Tears
The Listening Program
Alert Program

Benefits From Occupational Therapy

– Self-regulation and ability to tolerate changes in the environment
– Attention and focus
– Eye contact and social engagement
– Balance, posture and coordination
– Self-help skills, self feeding, dressing and bathing
– Fine motor skills – handwriting, toy manipulation, dressing, utensil
– Gross motor skills – crawling, climbing, jumping
– Feeding, reduced picky eating
– Sensory processing – textures, temperatures or sounds

CDI is available to answer any of your questions or concerns about your child’s development. For more information, contact Tessa Graham, Director of Clinical Programs at  818-888-4559 or email tgraham@cdikids.org.

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