What is Occupational Therapy?

We contract with Capernaum Pediatric Therapy for Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy. Occupational therapists teach children how to improve their activities of daily living (bathing, toileting, dressing, swallowing/eating, feeding, functional mobility, and managing of adaptive equipment), rest/sleep, play/leisure, social participation, education, and sensory processing (the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses).

Occupational therapists from Capernaum treat children with the following diagnoses and more:

  • Developmental Delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Oral Aversion
  • Anxiety
  • Spina Bifida
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • Sensory Defensiveness
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • CHARGE Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Children with Undiagnosed “Clumsiness”
  • Complications of Premature Birth
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Hypotonia/Low Muscle Tone
  • And Many Others!

Occupational therapists work on improving motor coordination, postural control, sensory modulation, self-regulation, motor planning, visual perception, and visual motor integration to help children achieve their individually-designed goals.