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Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Common Diagnoses

Common Diagnoses for Occupational Therapy


.ADHD • Aspergers Syndrome • Auditory Processing Disorder • Autism Spectrum Disorders • Brachial Plexus • Cerebral Palsy • Childhood Stroke • Cognitive Disorders • Constipation • Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome • Delayed Milestones • Developmental Coordination Disorder • Developmental Delays • DiGeorges Syndrome • Doose Syndrome • Down Syndrome • Dravet Syndrome • Dyslexia • Epilepsy • Failure to Thrive • Feeding Difficulties • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders • Fine Motor Delays • Generalized Weakness • Genetic/Chromosomal Disorders • Global Developmental Delays • Hemiparesis • High Muscle Tone• Mitochondrial Disorder • Muscular Dystrophy • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 • Oppositional Defiant Disorder • Oral Motor Weakness • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Post-Surgical Needs • Prader-Willi Syndrome • Prematurity • Pervasive Developmental Disorder • Reading Disorders • Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome • Schizencephaly • Seizure Disorders • Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) • Specific Learning Impairments (SLI) • Spina Bifida • Spinal Cord Injury • Static Encephalopathy • Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) • Torticollis • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) • Upper Extremity Deformities • Vestibular Problems • Williams Syndrome • Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

Our occupational therapists work with families to assist their children in learning functional skills such as the development of hand-eye coordination, visual perception, oral skills for eating, coordination of the whole body, and feeling comfortable with the positioning and movement of their body during daily activities. These skills are reinforced by progressive work on their ability to pay attention, remain calm, and learn self-care techniques, such as personal grooming, personal hygiene, and dressing themselves. Visual perceptual skills are essential to successful participation and progress in academic settings and lead to the development of higher-level thinking skills in all aspects of life. Our goal is to work with the whole family to develop successful, cooperative behavior patterns, and effective problem-solving skills.

CARA Therapy goes above and beyond when it comes to the treatment of our young patients. Our goal is to make their experience as close to “playtime” ass possible. Our therapists work one on one with each patient to help encourage progress and form lasting bonds. In addition, our therapists work closely with physicians, parents, caregivers and teachers with a collaborative approach in order to facilitate great clinical and functional outcomes. Your child may need Occupational Therapy if he/she is experiencing any of the following below:

• Poor fine motor skills • Trouble with reading/writing • Immature gross motor skills • Decreased motor control • Decreased eye hand coordination • Difficulty with visual perception • Overly sensitive to sensory input • Under responsive to sensory input • Touches people or objects constantly (seeking sensory input) • Crashes and/or bangs into people or objects • Falls often • Difficulty calming self • Difficulty with sleeping • Difficulty with eating and food choices • Difficulty with sitting still, attention, and/or behavior • Emotional reactivity • Reactive to feel of clothing, baths, haircuts, nail cutting, or tooth brushing • Limited play skills • Poor social development • Limited independence in self care skills • Difficulty transitioning or accepting change in environment or routine

Contact our office to schedule an evaluation with one of our skilled Occupational Therapists.

Email: Call: 804.405-6316

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