Occupational Therapy helps individuals across their lifespan to perform the everyday tasks and the adaptation to the social environment, through specialized therapies for getting dressed, memory training and coordination exercises. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live their life to the fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
SOL PPEC occupational therapists evaluate the child and their environment to gather information needed to make a decision about intervention planning. Evaluation of the child’s occupation consists of the child’s performance skills such as gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and process skills; Performance patterns (habit, routine) and performance context (cultural, physical, social).
Occupational therapy begins with the child but we encourage our parents to build a partnership with our Occupational Therapist. Parents should communicate with their therapist as it is important for the parent or aide to be involved in setting up and encouraging the child’s therapy goals. Parent observation and participation is encouraged as it builds an understanding of the child’s experience in therapy and fantastic way to connect with your child and assist them in handling everyday tasks in a more efficient way.
Our Occupational Therapists address a child’s ability to perform daily activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, playing and so on. As advocates for the children we work with our goal is to promote the progress and change in a positive direction for the child to make the daily functional tasks of his/her life easier.