The Occupational Therapist’s role is to help clients in making the activities that occupy their day as independent, productive and energy efficient as possible. These skills and abilities may include 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. The Therapy Apartment creates a simulated home environment where our clients can practice these everyday skills.
URS’ pediatric occupational therapists address deficits hindering a patient’s progression through normal development, as well as a child’s ability to perform activities of daily living, including work, play, self-care and leisure activities. The method of intervention varies according to the patient’s age and diagnosis.
Specialized evaluation and treatments are available for:
- Developmental delays
- Sensory integration
- Strength and conditioning
- Range of motion
- Oral-motor skills
- Therapeutic Listening
- Fine Motor Skills
- Self-Help Skills
- Visual-motor and visual perceptual abilities
Occupational therapy treatment is available for, but not limited to, the following diagnoses:
- Brachial plexus injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Sensory integration dysfunction
- Down’s syndrome or other congenital syndromes
- Brain injuries and strokes
- Developmental delay
Call (937) 233-1230 for more information about Therapy Services at URS.