Occupational Therapy

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Dayton Childrenís pediatric occupational therapy department specializes in evaluating and treating problems related to upper extremity function, such as range of motion, strength and coordination. Our therapists use standardized tests to determine the level of function of fine motor, visual motor/visual perceptive and activities of daily living skills, and offer treatment in these areas.

Pediatric occupational therapists hold a bachelorís or masterís degree and are licensed by the state of Ohio. Occupational therapy assistants are also licensed by the state and hold associateís degrees and carry out patient treatments under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

Conditions We Treat 

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Head and spinal cord injury
  • Developmental delay
  • Prematurity
  • Arthritis
  • Upper extremity orthopedic injuries to children less than 13 years of age
  • Genetic disorders
  • Upper extremity burns
  • Fine motor dysfunction
  • Visual motor/visual perceptual deficits 
  • Deficits in self-help/skill performance

Services We Offer 

  • Upper extremity splinting
  • Adaptive equipment needs
  • Family teaching
  • Jobst (pressure) garment order/fitting


OT/PT Arena Assessment
Multidisciplinary team-based assessment/screening to identify deficit areas and referral options including individual therapy services, early intervention, school placements and further evaluations. 

Wednesdays (first, second and fifth) at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 am

Sensory Integration

Treatment to improve the child's ability to process and integrate sensory information from the vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile receptors.  Children treated include those with mental retardation, development delays, autism and cerebral palsy.

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Appointments are made by referral only from a physician.



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