Journey Pediatric Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Services

Areas of Practice

 

We Provide therapy services for...

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Attachment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Attention Difficulties (ADHD/ADD)

  • Behavioral & Social Skill Challenges

  • Community Participation

  • Developmental Delays

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Feeding Difficulties

  • Fine Motor Delays

  • Gross Motor Delays

  • Handwriting Skills

  • Health and Wellness

  • Independent Living Skills/Activities of Daily Living

  • Muscle Tone - Hypertonia & Hypotonia

  • Neurological Conditions

  • PTSD

  • Sensory Processing Difficulties

  • Reflex Integration

  • Visual Motor Integration

  • Visual Perception Challenges



Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders refers to a difference in the development of the mind which often leads to repetitive behaviors, concrete thinking, and difficulty reading social cues. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have a wide variety of strengths and also encounter challenges in every day life. Just as no two children are the same, no two children with Autism are the same. 

Sensory Processing Difficulties

Sensory processing difficulties occur when a child's mind has difficulty sorting out the sensory input that is around each of us every day. Some children may be more sensitive to sights, sounds, and movement, while other children need more input in order to notice this information. Children who have difficulty processing sensory input may have trouble participating in their daily routine, interacting with others, and regulating their own emotions.   


Behavioral & Social Skill Challenges

Behavioral challenges are often noticed when a child has difficultly going about their daily routine without having emotional outbursts. Children may have difficulty accepting small changes in their routine without crying for long periods of time, becoming overly frustrated, or retreating from those trying to help them.

Children with social skill challenges have difficulty understanding social cues from others and as a result may have difficulty making and keeping friends, in addition to following directions asked of them by an adult. 

Developmental Delays

Developmental delays occur when a child does not meet developmental milestones at expected times. Developmental delays affect a child's ability to develop fine and gross motor skills, social skills, speech, and regulate their emotional state throughout their day. With therapy on these targeted areas, children can begin to “catch-up” as they grow and continue to develop.

If your child is having difficulty in any of these areas, occupational therapy can help improve their daily independence so they can be all they can be.