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Pediatric Occupational Therapy in Fort Smith, AR

Our friendly occupational therapists are ready to help your child achieve their developmental milestones! Keep reading to learn more about this treatment, or give us a call at (479) 782-1444 to get started today.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Pediatric occupational therapy is a specialized type of healthcare that addresses your child’s ability to handle daily tasks. By occupation, we don’t mean a job—we mean the activities children take part in every day like playing, getting dressed, and going to school. For children who struggle with these daily tasks, occupational therapy is a life-changing treatment that can empower them to learn, play, and grow with confidence.

Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?

While every child develops at their own pace, persistent struggles could be a sign of a developmental delay or disability. Common signs that your child might need occupational therapy include:

Conditions That Occupational Therapy Can Treat

Occupational therapy is a life-changing treatment for children who struggle with independence due to developmental delays or disabilities. Your child may benefit from occupational therapy if they have one of the following conditions:

Benefits of Pediatric Occupational Therapy

The primary goal of pediatric occupational therapy is to help children achieve their maximum potential in terms of independence, sensory processing, and handling daily life. Here are some of the benefits that your child can experience from routine occupational therapy:

Specialized Occupational Therapy Services at Learn, Play, Grow

Our clinic offers several specialized pediatric oocupational therapy treatment options for children in our community:

SOS Approach to Feeding

The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to feeding is a specialized therapy used to help children develop a healthier relationship with food. It is often done for children who have sensory aversions, picky eating, or other feeding disorders.

Handwriting Support

Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) is a program designed to teach children the skills necessary for handwriting. It can be done to facilitate the development of legible and efficient handwriting skills in children as part of their occupational therapy program.

Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic listening is an auditory-based technique used in occupational therapy to address sensory, emotional, and behavioral challenges. It involves listening to specially designed music or sound recordings to improve a child’s sensory processing, emotional regulation, attention, and other occupational skills.

Safe and Sound Protocol

Safe and Sound is a unique listening therapy protocol that helps children build social and language skills. This proven technique uses music to help children improve emotional regulation, hearing, and more. It is especially useful for children with Autism or sensory processing difficulties. 

Call Today to Schedule an Evaluation

Give your child the support they need to learn, play, and grow. Call us at (479) 782-1444 to schedule an evaluation today, or fill out the contact form below for more information about our services.