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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

NAPA Center takes an individualized approach to pediatric occupational therapy (OT), providing each child with personalized therapy sessions to help them achieve their goals.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Here at NAPA, we provide pediatric occupational therapy for children of all ages to help them achieve their full potential. Our experienced and dedicated pediatric occupational therapists take a developmental approach to address areas of physical ability (fine and gross motor skills), sensory processing and modulation, handwriting skills, visual motor skills, and self-help skills. We use a wide range of therapeutic equipment and techniques to best help your child achieve his or her goals. Parents are also encouraged to participate in pediatric occupational therapy sessions as they are an integral part of the child’s treatment.

What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

We welcome infants, toddlers, and children of all ages to participate in pediatric occupational therapy sessions. An Occupational Therapist’s role is to assist children in performing “occupations” with the greatest level of independence possible. Childhood occupations include learning in school and playing with friends. Occupational therapy can benefit children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to: autism, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, sensory processing disorders, traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, and more.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Children:

  • Sensory management
  • Engaging in play activities
  • Learning to navigate environment
  • Removing barriers to learning to help child become more focused
  • Practice appropriate social interactions and communication
  • Establishing autonomy and accomplishment in daily routine, such as brushing hair or teeth

Traditional & Intensive Pediatric Occupational Therapy at NAPA

At NAPA Center, we understand that your child is unique with very specific needs. For this reason, we provide individualized therapy sessions for each child. We offer traditional weekly occupational therapy for children at our four US clinics located in Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, and Denver. We also have two Australian clinics located in Sydney and Melbourne. In addition to weekly traditional occupational therapy for kids, we also offer intensive therapy sessions at our clinics and host pop-up events worldwide. If you think your child or loved one may benefit from pediatric occupational therapy at NAPA, please contact our team to begin the journey to creating an individualized therapy solution!

The Able Adventurers!

Because we at NAPA Center understand that many children with learning or motor delays also have trouble developing the social sensitivity necessary to form and sustain relationships with peers, we have created a social skills group to address this need, the Able Adventurers. We encourage your child to join.

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Your child may benefit from pediatric occupational therapy (OT) if they display any the following:
  • 01. Poor Fine Motor Skills

    This can include immature or decreased motor control.

  • 02. Eye Hand Coordination

    Decreased coordination.

  • 03. Sensory Challenges

    Overly sensitive to sensory input, under-responsive to sensory input, touches people or objects constantly (seeking sensory input), or crashes or bangs into people or objects.

  • 04. Poor Attention

    Difficulty with sitting still, attention, and/or behavior.

  • 05. Emotional Challenges

    Emotional reactivity, or difficulty calming self.

  • 06. Social Challenges

    Limited play skills, poor social development.

  • 07. Difficulty Sleeping

    And other challenges associated with sleeping.

  • 08. Independence

    Limited independence in self-care skills.

  • 09. Environmental Challenges

    Difficulty transitioning or accepting change in the environment or a routine.

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