What We Do

12.2014

We provide occupational therapy services to help treat pediatrics with developmental delays.

We specialize in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). To learn more about SPD, please visit STARCenter.org If you have a specific question about your child, please feel free to contact us.

We are designed to promote independence for children

Our therapists strive to help children develop the hand skills needed for daily tasks, including play, feeding, dressing and writing. In addition, we address sensory processing needs of children.

When children respond adaptively to sensory stimuli in their environment, they are more able to learn to attend to tasks for longer periods and to sustain appropriate interactions with others.

Conditions Addressed

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Feeding Skills & Aversions
  • Handwriting Deficits
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Motor Dyspraxia
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Sensory Modulation Disorder
  • Sensory Discrimination Disorder
  • Sensory Based Motor Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Motor/Perceptual Deficits

OT Services

  • Sensory Integration
  • Interactive Metronome
  • The Listening Program
  • Motor Coordination
  • Feeding Skills
  • Handwriting skills
  • Self-Care skills
  • Balance and coordination
  • Gross motor development
  • Sensory processing

Treatment Techniques

All treatment approaches are designed to meet the needs of each client and one or more of the above treatment techniques may be used in isolation or in combination. Home programs are an integral part to the success and mastery of all treatment goals.

  • Interactive Metronome

    A computerized software and hardware program. Research has Shown the IM enhances motor coordination and attention skills, as well as reading, math, and writing fluency.

  • The Listening Program

    Through the use of specialized headphones and filtered music, children gain greater auditory attention skills and decrease auditory sensitivities.

  • Motor Coordination

    Therapists focus on helping children build muscle strength and improve motor planning for bilateral coordination. Examples include: jumping with two feet, skipping, balancing, throwing and catching, and manipulating toys.

  • Feeding Skills

    Independent feeding skills are addressed along with working with problem vs. picky eaters. Staff are trained in the S.O.S. Feeding approach.

  • Handwriting

    Therapists individualize a handwriting program for each client. Multi-sensory and biomechanical techniques are used to address visual motor integration and visual perceptual skills.

  • Self-Care Skills

    Therapists enable children to be more independent with dressing, tooth brushing and basic hygiene care.

  • Sensory Processing

    Therapeutic programs are used to facilitate more appropriate sensory processing to help alleviate aversions to a variety of stimuli within the child’s environment. Specific treatments focus on the motor praxis deficits to allow for greater bilateral coordination and greater proficiency in motor skills. These skills may include eye hand coordination for ball handling, balance and core strengthening for awareness of body in space.