Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric OT focuses on helping children of all ages with physical, sensory, or cognitive challenges, and helping them with everyday challenges in their lives.

What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

Pediatric OT helps children gain independence in activities of daily living (ADLs) by improving their fine and gross motor, sensory processing and regulation, emotional regulation, visual motor, and play skills.

We strive to provide high-quality, therapeutic interventions that are meaningful and engaging for your child.

Children learn through play, so play is a huge part of our sessions!

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Children with any of the following may benefit from pediatric OT:

  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Learning difficulties
  • Poor handwriting
  • Emotional regulation difficulties
  • Developmental delays
  • Difficulty with coordination
  • Picky eating
  • Difficulty with eating/chewing
  • Spina bifida
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Behavior disorders (ODD, ADHD, ADD, etc.)
  • Post surgery

What are a few things we hope to achieve through OT sessions?

  • Increased independence in daily routines
  • Improved participation in daily routines
  • Decreased emotional outbursts
  • Improved attention
  • Improved handwriting, coloring, drawing, and cutting skills
  • Improved functional play
  • Increased coordination and strength
  • Discover assistive and/or adaptive technology to promote independence

Your Child’s First Visit

The OT will conduct a comprehensive evaluation with you and your child. This will include a thorough review of your child’s medical history, developmental history, feeding history, sensory needs, school performance history, and any other areas you would like to discuss. The OT will also observe your child and how he/she plays and interacts with the environment. There will also be a component of testing done between the OT and your child, which may depend on the area of need.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy | Core Health Chiropractic | Reading, PA

What happens next?

The OT will discuss functional, outcome-based goals for your child with you, and will come up with a plan of session frequency. The OT will also provide you with a comprehensive evaluation report, explaining your child’s history, areas of need, as well as areas of strength.

Our goal is to help your child develop the skills necessary to be able to participate in his/her daily life! We want to be able to give your child and your family the tools needed to allow your child to live his/her life with confidence and success!

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Blog

Core Health Chiropractic wants you to read and post comments on our blog about the Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services our therapists offer in the Berks County area.

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Core Health Chiropractic | Reading, PA

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Location

1057 Van Reed Road
Reading, PA 19605

Phone (610) 750-9131
Fax (610) 743-8494

Email
info@corehealthberks.com

Hours

Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:15 am - 1:00 pm,
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm By Appt Only
Sat By Appt Only
Sun Closed

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