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:
Difficulty with coloring, writing or manipulating objects
Difficulty in playing or interacting with peers
Fine motor skills
Hyperactivity or underarousal
Picky eating or poor oral motor skills for eating
School and learning skills
Sensory processing (sensitivity to touch, texture or noise)
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.
Not all treatments, tests and services are available at all Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Check with your preferred location in advance.