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Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapist’s role is to help patients in making the activities that occupy their day as independent, productive and energy efficient as possible. These skills and abilities for youth and adult patients may include developing skills needed for handwriting and typing, as well as activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, toileting, meal preparation, home management, community living skills and leisure skills.

In order to achieve maximum independence in these areas, the therapist may address skills of motor coordination, organization, reasoning, problem-solving and visual perception. The therapist may also use adaptive equipment, compensatory strategies or adapt the environment in which the patient lives, works and plays. Our cutting-edge Simulated Therapy Apartment with “universal design” creates a simulated home environment where our patients can practice these everyday skills in a realistic environment. Focus areas include:

  • Visual/Perceptual Skills
  • Functional Writing Skills
  • Age Appropriate Play Skills
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing
  • Self-Care Skills
  • Motor Coordination/Motor Planning
  • Oral-Motor Skills and Self-Feeding Skills
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatments
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • High and Low Tech Equipment Assessment

Occupational therapy treatment is available for, but not limited to, the following diagnoses:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hemiplegia
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Sensory integration dysfunction
  • Down syndrome or other congenital syndromes
  • Brain injuries and strokes
  • Developmental delay

Meet our Occupational Therapists:

Suzie Carmona, OTR/L

Sara Hudson, OTD, OTR/L

Call 937.853.5431 for more information about Therapy Services at URS.