When a child is referred for Cleveland OT (occupational therapy) services, parents are sometimes a bit bewildered.
“Why would a child need to learn an occupation?”
With other types of pediatric therapy, the name sort of says it all, right?
- Speech-language therapy – Teaching children how to communicate, understand language, articulate, etc.
- Physical therapy – Helping children overcome some type of physical condition, whether orthopedic, neurological, developmental, congenital or musculoskeletal.
- Behavior therapy (ABA) – Assisting kids with conditions like autism spectrum disorder and Down syndrome to learn how to navigate socially significant behaviors.
Occupational therapy is a bit trickier to explain because it’s such a broad discipline. Cleveland OT services at Therapy & Wellness Connection helps children with various needs improve their physical, sensory, cognitive and motor skills, all while boosting their self esteem and pride in accomplishments.