Occupational Therapy

All Kids First, LLC is pleased to begin offering Occupational Therapy services at our Berkeley Lake and Roswell locations!

What is Occupational Therapy?

Everyone has occupations. Occupation refers to activities that support the health, well-being, and development of an individual (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2014). For a child, occupations include playing functionally, learning, interacting with family and friends, learning to complete self-care tasks (dressing, grooming, feeding themselves, etc.), and other daily activities. Occupational therapy practitioners help children develop necessary skills to increase independence and participation in everyday activities in their home, school, and community. Occupational therapists develop and implement individualized treatment plans based on each child’s physical, cognitive, and/or developmental impairments, environment, and goals most important to the family.

Skills Addressed by an Occupational Therapist

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...include (but are not limited to):

  • sensory integration

  • fine motor skills

  • pre-writing skills/writing skills

  • gross motor skills

  • coordination

  • self-care skills (dressing, grooming, using feeding utensils, etc.)

  • functional play skills

  • core and upper-body strength

  • self-regulation, and identifying and utilizing self-calming strategies appropriately