Occupational Therapy Services

An Occupational Therapist will work with your child to improve their independence in the following areas:

Self-Care Skills for dressing, feeding, toileting, and bathing

Fine and Visual Motor Skills for handwriting, cutting, playing games

Coordination and Balance for riding a bike and playing on the playground

Sensory Processing Skills to participate in school, home, and community with appropriate responses to sensory information in their environment

Self-Regulation Skills to participate in school, home, and community

Community Inclusion Services

An Occupational Therapist will work with community organizations to facilitate inclusion of children of all abilities.  Inclusive Designs may include:

Education Seminars

Modifications/Adaptations to the environment

Implementing best practices to support children with disabilities in the community

Designing Sensory Room

Adapt Curriculum or Programs

Occupational Therapy Groups

An Occupational Therapist will work with 4-6 children to learn a specific skill over the course of several weeks.  For some skills, children learn better in a group setting.  Group sessions will be offered throughout the year.  Group sessions may address the following skills:

Social Skills

Handwriting

Play Skills

Fine Motor Skills

Self-Regulation

Coordination/Motor Planning

Kentucky First Steps Occupational Therapy

Play and Grow Therapy is also a Kentucky First Steps provider for early intervention occupational therapy services.

Kentucky First Steps is a statewide comprehensive service for children birth to three years demonstrating delays in their development.  Services are provided in the child's natural environment (e.g. home, childcare, and/or community).

If you have questions or concerns about your child's development you can contact the Kentucky First Steps Point of Care office near you by going to their website: http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/firstSteps/default.htm or call (877) 417-8377.

Ayres Sensory Integration

Sensory Integration is a therapeutic framework developed by Dr. A. Jean Ayres, a neuroscientist and occupational therapist (Ayres, 2005).  Sensory Integration is a process by which the brain process sensory information (e.g. touch, movement, vision, sounds, taste, and joint position sense) and the body produces an adapted response to complete everyday activities.  The sensory systems are the foundation upon which all other learning is built.

Difficulty with sensory integration may manifest as impaired coordination, hypersensitivity to sensory input, high activity level, poor balance, poor self-regulation, clumsy, high pain tolerance, and low activity level.  Approximately 1 in 6 children ages 7-11 years old demonstrate difficulties with processing sensory input (Ben-Sasson et al., 2009) and 1 in 20 children younger than 7 years old demonstrates difficulties with sensory processing (Ahn et al., 2004).

Play and Grow Therapy specializes in providing therapy services to children that demonstrate difficulties with sensory integration.  We are highly trained therapists specializing in Ayres Sensory Integration.

 

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If your child is having difficulty meeting the demands of their day at home, at school, or in the community, please let us help.  Contact us for more information.