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Occupational Therapy


Occupational therapy (OT) helps children to develop

the skills of daily living necessary to function at

home, school, and play. It supports their ability

to be successful at the “job” of being a kid, which

is to play and learn! 

Occupational therapy may target:

  • Fine Motor Development

  • Visual Motor Skills

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Oral Motor Skills & Feeding

  • Play Skills

  • Sensory Processing & Integration

  • Self-Care Skills

  • Executive Functioning Skills

  • Adaptive Equipment

  • Emotional Regulation

How Does Occupational Therapy Work?

OT treatment begins with a child-specific evaluation

based on parent/teacher concerns and typically

includes caregiver interview, standardized assessment, and play-based assessment to determine a child’s

therapy needs.


OT’s use a variety of strategies to help children be successful: working on specific skills, adapting activities

to the child’s skill level, and setting up the environment

to make it easier for the child to accomplish challenging tasks. OT’s are skilled at constructing “just-right challenges” to build on a child’s strengths, creating opportunities

for success to boost self-esteem while facilitating skill development. There is an emphasis on family and team consultation to provide daily interventions that maximize the child’s development and participation.


Does My Child Need OT?

Cute Baby Boy
Happy Boy
Child Model

Use our checklists below to find out if your child could benefit from occupational therapy! If you determine that your child needs OT or you are uncertain, call us at 340-473-5924​ to schedule an evaluation with one of our therapists! 

Parent Testimonials

"We highly recommend JS Therapies. My daughter loves working with her OT, Mary! We saw an improvement with her dysgraphia after just one session. Improvement on spelling and handwriting have been our main goals, and both are improving. She has been acing her spelling tests these last few months. Mary is also incredibly kind, and communicates with us about the work done at every session. We couldn't have hoped for a better experience."

- G.R.P.

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