Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy (OT) is often defined as a profession that assists individuals in the occupation of living.  The term ‘occupation’ has various meanings depending on to whom it is being applied. The goal of OT is to maximize and enable an individual’s potential.

How is Occupational Therapy Used at Barrett?
We use a sensory motor approach to pediatric OT at Barrett.  Most of what we do looks and feels like play to our clients, but there are many levels to what we are doing.  We are constantly assessing a child’s needs to ensure that they can function in all areas of their lives.

Our Services Include the Following:

  • Strength, endurance and balance through the use of suspension equipment and heavy work
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting – addressing hand strength and finger isolation in our designated fine motor space
  • Sensory Integration and sensory diets
  • Modulating emotions and moods appropriate to daily life situations using individually
    designed strategies
  • Feeding

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