Occupational Therapy

At Behavioral Pediatric Institute of Alabama, our occupational therapy services are designed to help children and adolescents successfully participate in everyday activities at home, school, and in the community.  It is our goal to  help children with a wide range of abilities to gain the skills needed to participate fully in school and social situations.  Our service providers have experience evaluating and treating a variety of issues involving or related to:

 

• Fine motor delays

• Sensory processing

• Feeding

• Self-help and daily living skills

• Handwriting

• Play and social skills

• Motor planning

 

Depending on each individual’s needs, occupational therapy services typically include:

 

• an individualized evaluation to determine specific areas of need, related goals, and an appropriate intervention plan

 

• customized interventions to improve the child’s ability to perform motor skills and daily activities to progress towards his/her goals

 

• ongoing evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make adjustments to the intervention plan

 

Occupational therapy services may include clinic-based services, evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., community, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.