A play-based approach to Occupational Therapy for toddlers
Occupational therapy for children helps them gain independence while
strengthening their skills including:
- Fine motor skills
- Gross motor skills
- Sensory motor skills
- Visual motor skills
All of these are necessary for engaging in play, socializing with peers, completing daily self-care tasks, and participating in classroom activities.
Are you noticing this about your child?
- Challenges with sensory processing. This may look likevpicky eating, fear of movement, aversion to grooming activities, etc.
- Difficulty with safety awareness (i.e. difficulty moving through a cluttered room without bumping into items or falling and seeking activities like crashing or falling purposely)
- Delays in gross motor skills (coordination, balance, etc.)
- Delays in fine motor skills (scissor skills, handwriting, tool use, etc.)
- Difficulty with self-regulation
- Difficulty attending to tasks, breaking down tasks into manageable steps, difficulty coming up with new ideas during play, or challenges with problem solving
- Frequent emotional fluctuations, difficulty with transitions, or difficulty “rebounding” from
- Challenges completing age-appropriate self-care tasks (dressing, grooming, self-feeding etc.)
How Occupational Therapy Can Help Your Toddler?
Develop and increase the understanding and use of nonverbal and verbal communication skills.
Improve how your child is using words to communicate thoughts, needs, wants, feelings and ideas.
Providing multiple modalities for communication and expression so that your child feels heard and understood in the world.
Providing opportunities for generalization of skills with peers and in a variety of settings.
Modify and shift behaviors to increase focus, attention and engagement.
Develop and increase play skills.
We have been so thrilled with the progress our daughter has made through the occupational therapy offered at Valued Voices! My daughter is obsessed with her OT instructor and all the amazing activities she gets to participate in. She looks forward to it every week! We have seen so much progress with her sensory issues. I would highly recommend their occupational therapist, especially those searching for care that offers innovative and progressive strategies.
– Reynolds H
Developing your child’s mind-body connection
We believe in treating your whole child and guiding them to have an awareness of their mind-body connection. This holistic approach will support your kiddo to thrive emotionally and physically.
Making Occupational Therapy
fun for kids
We take the time to get to know your child and then we customize our treatment so that we’re drawing on your child’s innate strengths that supports their developmental progress.
• Movement Based Games & Activities
• Arts & Crafts
• Fine Motor Games
• Gross Motor Activities
• Tactile Play
• Sensory Play
• Dress Up Play
• Cooking Activities
Supporting the whole family, because you are your child’s greatest teacher.
- Down Syndrome
- Motor skill delays
- Feeding delays
- Sensory Processing Disorders
We are so fortunate to have Kaelyn as our son’s OT. Her expertise has made a significant impact, as she understands and works with him on his sensory and behavioral needs. Kaelyn also works directly with his speech therapists to make his speech sessions even more productive, a unique advantage that we haven’t found elsewhere. I would highly recommend Kaelyn to any family looking for an OT for their child.
– Anita T