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Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy focuses on enabling people to do the activities of daily life. The word "occupation" means an activity which "occupies" our time.  A child or adolescent in school has the occupation of learning.  An adult may need to learn how to write after a traumatic injury. A senior may want to continue driving safely in order to stay active in their community.

All of these things are occupations and participating in them is vital to maintaining overall development, health, wellness, and success. 

Occupational therapists use purposeful activities to assist children who are having difficulty participating in the normal occupations of childhood play, self-care, social skills and learning.  Occupational therapists assess and treat sensory processing abilities, self care, oral motor, visual perceptual, visual motor, fine motor, gross motor, play and psycho-social abilities.


The occupational therapists at the LEARNING AND THERAPY CORNER  treat clients experiencing:


Handwriting Difficulties due to:

  •  dysgraphia
  •  dyslexia                                         
  •  learning disabilities
  •  physical impairment
  •  visual motor delays
  •  visual perceptual delays


Fine Motor Coordination Difficulties due to:

  •  developmental delays
  •  apraxia
  •  learning disabilities
  •  physical impairment
  •  cognitive delays
  •  neuromuscular impairment
  •  hand injuries

Daily Living Difficulties due to:

  • cognitive delays
  • physical impairment
  • learning disabilities
  • apraxia
  • neuromuscular impairment
  • developmental delays

You Should Contact an Occupational Therapist at the LEARNING AND THERAPY CORNER if your child is experiencing difficulty: 

  • with handwriting
  • holding pencil, crayon, scissors
  • organizing personal belongings
  • picking up or holding on to items
  • buttoning, zippering, snapping and tying shoes
  • cutting food
  • with fatigue with written activities
  • forming shapes, letters and words
  • spacing words on a page
  • focusing in school