Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps children develop the skills they need to participate in the “occupations” of childhood – being a student, family member and friend.

Through a play-based approach to treatment, children can develop:

  • Strength, balance and coordination to play on a playground or team
  • Fine motor skills needed for coloring, cutting and handwriting
  • Self-help skills like getting dressed, brushing teeth and feeding
  • Sensory processing to adjust to textures, sounds, movements and foods
  • Attention and self-regulation (being calm and focused)
  • Social skills for making friends and getting along in a group
  • Executive function to enable organization and success in school
  • Pretend play skills and the ability to come up with novel ideas
  • Body awareness to help with the production of speech

Each of our therapists brings a unique background and personal style to our team. We have therapists with expertise in:

  • Sensory Integration and the Sensory Integration Praxis Tests (SIPT)
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • DIRFloortime
  • The SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Astronaut Training Program
  • Alert Program
  • Behavioral Strategies and Visual Supports
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Brain Gym

Call 301-869-7505 or email info@pdcandme.com to discuss your child’s needs. We also offer classroom observations.