Occupational Therapy (OT)
Peach Tree’s occupational therapists help develop skills and confidence in home, classroom, and other environments by supporting self-care and healthy independence.
What does Occupational Therapy (OT) address?
- Difficulty with fine motor and gross motor coordination
- Child with difficulty processing sensory information
- Difficulty with handwriting
- Clumsy or frequently falling
- Decreased self-regulation and emotional regulation
- Difficulty with social skills and building/maintaining relationships
- Difficulty toilet training
- Child that is not meeting developmental milestones (sitting up, rollling, grasping, crawling, walking)
- Attention difficulties
- Feeding difficulties or children with limited diets
- A child that has difficulty wearing clothes
- Occupational therapy is currently offered at our Bozeman location for children ages 18 months to adulthood.
Understanding Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists help children and their families engage in wide set of skills needed for everyday life. “Occupations” are not just careers but include any meaningful ways in which people of all ages spend their time. For kids, this means mostly play and school.
At Peach Tree Pediatric Therapy Center, our occupational therapists will assess and support your child’s motor skills, ability to regulate, sensory processing, reflexes, social skills, cognitive skills, visual skills, and strength — all foundational capabilities that can positively impact your child’s ability to engage in everyday activities.
OT differs from and complements ABA therapy — OT focuses largely on skills and capacities, supporting the development of positive behaviors through ABA and other holistic therapeutic approaches and science-based interventions.
Helping children better interact with their surrounding environment through occupational therapy has far-reaching positive effects.