Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists help clients to improve their capability in motor, social, academic, and vocational skills. An OT is professionally trained, is required to complete clinical rotations, pass a licensing exam and must be licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Continuing education is required annually and pediatrics is a specialty field of occupational therapy.

How can an Occupational Therapist help?

Occupational Therapy at Aspire helps children to gain independence and promotes the development of fine motor and visual motor skills that children need to function and socialize in their home, school, play and community environments. In the case of injury or debilitating illness, occupational therapy focuses on rehabilitation, allowing children to return to their daily routines at their highest level of function.

At Aspire, our highly trained occupational therapists evaluate and treat children from birth to 18 years of age with a variety of diagnoses that may include:

  • Autism related disorders

  • Sensory motor disorders

  • Upper extremity (shoulder arm and hand) injuries, including brachial plexus injuries, fractures etc.

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Developmental disabilities

  • Down syndrome and other genetic diagnoses

  • Cerebral palsy and other neurological diagnoses

  • Delays in fine motor and visual motor skills directly affecting academic performance

  • Self Care skills including feeding, dressing and grooming

  • Hand strengthening and coordination skills required for activities such as cutting with scissors, coloring and writing, buttoning, using feeding utensils, etc.

  • Sensory motor processing and integration

Our occupational therapists not only work directly with the child, but also with the family, parents, caregivers and teachers. Working with the entire support group is imperative to reinforce specific skills and behaviors needed to improve the childs performance and functioning.