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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

The Pediatric Occupational Therapist specializes in evaluation and treatment of children and young adults with medical and/or developmental disabilities.

Fine Motor

  • Coordination/Dexterity Skills
    • Hand grasp and release patterns
    • Handwriting skills
    • Fasteners (buttons, zippers, snaps, and shoelaces)
    • Bilateral hand use (scissor skills)
  • Visual perceptual/motor skills
    • Visual tracking, prewriting skills (drawing lines and basic shapes)
    • Handwriting skills (copying from a chalk board)

Sensory Integration

  • Coordination of proprioceptive, tactile, auditory, vestibular and visual input


  • Joint and soft tissue flexibility
  • Arm strength
  • Positioning
  • Splinting
  • Endurance

Oral Motor/Feeding

  • Coordination, range and strength of the lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw
  • Taste, temperature, and texture advancements 

Self-Care Skills 

  • Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Dessing
  • Self-feeding
Last Updated: 07-29-2016
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