An Occupational Therapist’s role is to assist children in performing “occupations” with the greatest level of independence possible. Childhood occupations include learning in school and playing with friends.
Here at NAPA, we provide pediatric occupational therapy (OT) services for children of all ages from infants and up. Our highly experienced and dedicated occupational therapists take a developmental approach to address areas of physical ability (fine and gross motor skills), sensory processing and modulation, handwriting skills, visual motor skills, and self-help skills. We use a wide range of therapeutic equipment and techniques to best help your child achieve his or her goals. Parents are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions as they are an integral part of the child’s treatment.
Because we at NAPA Center understand that many children with learning or motor delays also have trouble developing the social sensitivity necessary to form and sustain relationships with peers, we have created a social skills group to address this need, the Able Adventurers. We encourage your child to join.
This can include immature or decreased motor control
Overly sensitive to sensory input, under-responsive to sensory input, touches people or objects constantly (seeking sensory input), or crashes or bangs into people or objects
Difficulty with sitting still, attention, and/or behavior,
Emotional reactivity, or difficulty calming self
Limited play skills, poor social development
And other challenges associated with sleeping.
Limited independence in self-care skills
Difficulty transitioning or accepting change in the environment or a routine