Occupational Therapy

Behavioral One’s licensed Occupational Therapists utilize evidence-based practices to treat a variety of fine motor and gross motor deficits in both children and adolescents. Treatment can include therapy to address fine motor, gross motor, handwriting, feeding and sensory integration. Our Occupational Therapists utilize a variety of tools and standardized assessment procedures to assess each client’s specific needs and develop appropriate programs.

Occupational therapy is a health profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the daily tasks they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, also known as “occupations”. 

At Behavioral One, we provide pediatric occupational therapy intervention to help children improve their performance in occupations by engaging them in play. Through play, children acquire the developmental skills necessary to participate in activities such as eating, sleeping, self-care, learning, and school readiness skills. Underlying difficulties with fine motor, problem solving, attention, and sensory processing skills can impede their participation in these and other daily activities.

Occupational Therapy targets improved participation in daily activities by:

  • Improving fine motor, gross motor, and coordination skills
  • Promoting independence in daily living activities such as feeding, grooming, and dressing
  • Addressing the fine motor, sensory, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of feeding that lead to a healthy, well-rounded diet
  • Improving sensory processing skills, such as organization, self-regulation, and emotional control
  • Addressing school readiness skills such as handwriting, cutting, following multi-step directions, and problem solving