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.
Monkey Mouths currently provides pediatric occupational therapy in the following areas:
Self-Care Skills: Difficulty with feeding, bathing, dressing, and grooming
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