Occupational therapy involves treatment methods designed to improve fine motor skills (little muscle movements), sensorimotor, perceptual motor and self-help skills. Reaching or grasping objects, feeding, writing and scissor skills needed for school are some areas of treatment.
- Standardized fine motor screening.
- Evaluation of sensory dysfunction and its effects on motor functioning.
- Perceptual motor evaluation.
- Upper extremity splinting.
- Feeding/oral-motor evaluation.
- Craniosacral therapy.
- Neurodevelopmental treatment.
- Adaptive equipment consultation and acquisition assistance.
- Establishment of long and short-term goals.
- Patient and parental education and instruction in home programs.