Motor Development and Coordination

Occupational therapy helps kids play, improves their school performance, and aids their daily activities. It also boosts their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. With OT, kids can:develop fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys and develop good handwriting, printing or computer skills.Fine motor skills are finger and hand skills such as writing, cutting, opening lunch boxes, and tying shoelaces. We offer a 10-12 week program where a variety of opportunities are offered for children/youth to develop and review the foundational skills for their fine motor development. Some of these skills are: Visual Motor Integration, Bilateral Integration and Coordination, Sensory and Reflex Integration, pinch and grip strength, separation of the sides of the hand, arch development, finger isolation, thumb web space, and opposition to name a few. All of these skills play a role in refined use of the fingers and hands.

The program also entails a few sessions with parents for some education, coaching and to learn more from each other so that each child’s journey through self-regulation can be empowered with evidence-based interventions and tools. Some of the sessions will take place at home, privately and others may be in small groups depending on what better suits your child’s or youth’s needs and goals.