Occupational Therapy

Integrating our approach – beginning November 2019!

Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. At Child’s Play, our Occupational Therapist team works directly with integrated treatment plans and goal setting with the ABA treatment team.

Each semester, our clinics host pediatric rotation clinical students in Huntington University’s doctoral program in occupational therapy (OTD).

  • We want all of our kids to have a great experience this Halloween

    We want all of our kids to have a great experience this Halloween

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Here are some tips for a fun trick or treat night:
    1. Practice beforehand at a neighbors house to get familiar with how it’s done.
    2. Have them wear their costume a few times to make sure they are comfortable in it.
    3. Handing out candy? Practice first at home. Have them hand you candy from the bowl.
    4. Do they have other siblings? Consider going as a group with other parents. If your child needs to go home, their sibling can continue on with friends.

  • It’s such a great time of year to get outside!

    It’s such a great time of year to get outside!

    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    Have you gone leaf gathering yet? It’s a fun way to spend some time outside with your little one. See who can find the biggest or brightest leaf. This activity touches on a few skill building exercises while you have fun together!