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Pediatric Therapy - Barron, Wisconsin
If you have concerns about your child's development, pediatric therapy can help. Pediatric occupational therapists help infants, children and families reach maximum function while at home or school, and in the community.
Hand therapy care
Occupational therapy can improve:
- Challenging behaviors
- Difficulty with coloring, writing or manipulating objects
- Difficulty in playing or interacting with peers
- Feeding skills
- Fine motor skills
- Hyperactivity or underarousal
- Picky eating or poor oral motor skills for eating
- School and learning skills
- Self-care activities
- Sensory processing (sensitivity to touch, texture or noise)
- Social skills
- Visual perceptual skills
How it works
During your first visit, an occupational therapist will meet with you to discuss your concerns and observe your child participating in a variety of activities. The occupational therapist may conduct specific testing to assess your child's current abilities and then determine if services are recommended, the frequency for therapy, goals of treatment, and ideas for home activities.
Occupational therapists can help your child learn new skills through age-appropriate play, adaptive equipment and strengthening programs.