Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is designed to help children with developmental delays or with conditions known for a high probability of delays. This therapy can help children improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills as well as with play and general communication skills.  At Monkey Mouths, we have specialized training for patients that are birth to 20 years old.  

Pediatric Occupational Therapy in Dallas/Fort Worth
Little boy receives occupational therapy at Monkey Mouths
Little girl climbs bouldering wall as part of occupational therapy
Little boy receives occupational therapy

Monkey Mouths currently provides pediatric occupational therapy in the following areas:

Self-Care Skills: Difficulty with feeding, bathing, dressing and grooming

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Difficulty with daytime and/or nighttime bowel and/or bladder continence (leaking stool or urine), bed wetting, pain when using the restroom and constipation

Sensory Integration Disorders: Oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sounds, smells, sights, touch, movement, taste and difficulty with the sense of body awareness

Fine Motor Skills Challenges: Difficulty with writing skills, buttons/snaps, use of utensils & scissors and grasping or picking up small objects

Problems with Motor Coordination/Apraxia: Difficulty getting the body to “do” what the brain tells it; may be awkward, seemingly careless, or accident-prone, may have difficulties with activities such as standing on one foot, 2 handed activities, or sitting to tie shoelaces; may be hesitant or nervous to try new tasks or activities

Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Dysfunction: Difficulty coordinating their eyes and hands to work together to draw and write; may have difficulty with daily tasks like copying shapes, tracing, handwriting, coloring, lining up math problems and catching a ball

New to Monkey Mouths?

1. Call us at (817) 479-7019 to schedule an evaluation, where a therapist determines whether your child would benefit from therapy.

2. Moving forward, the first therapy appointment is scheduled, and 3- and 6-month goals are set for your child. We discuss progress and goals together, and your family is integrated along every step of the therapy journey.

Specialized Occupational Treatment Techniques

Handwriting Without Tears
First Strokes Fine Motor and Handwriting
Print Tool
NDT training (not certified)
Certified Kinesiotaping
Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol for Moving, Looking and Listening
Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) TheraSuit Method (Frisco)                                                                                                                                      Rhythmic Movement Training                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Torticollis Treatment

Curious if Monkey Mouths is the right fit for your child’s needs?