Dayton Children’s 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 bachelor’s or master’s degree and are licensed by the state of Ohio. Occupational therapy assistants are also licensed by the state and hold associate’s 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
- 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
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.
- Fun and Function
- Pocket Full of Therapy
- Therapy Shoppe
- Southpaw Enterprises
- Super Duper Publications
- Achievement Products for Children
- Abilitations Integrations
- Beyond Play
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Abilitations - Special Needs
- North Coast Medical
- Sammons Preston
- One Step Ahead
- Leaps and Bounds
- Visual Perceptual Skills
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- Dayton Families for Effective Autism Treatment
Appointments are made by referral only from a physician.
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