Playing To Learn

Play is the occupation of babies, toddlers and children.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy uses play as a therapeutic intervention to help infants and toddlers attain and maximize their optimal developmental level. Therapy sessions often incorporate movement, balance, various sensory interventions, functional fine and gross motor play all while improving sensory processing skills, muscle strength and endurance. This fabulous, directed and therapeutic play is graded to be “just the right fit” for success and fun while offering a challenge to improve on a skill set. It doesn’t look like therapy at all, it looks like play!

Pediatric Occupational Therapy uses therapeutic play with infants and toddlers (0-3) to:

  • Help attain and maximize their optimal developmental level through functional, therapeutic play.
  • Learn about their own body awareness and body in space through specialized techniques enhancing the proprioceptive and tactile sensory systems
  • Promote sensory motor activities needed for a successful developmental trajectory.
  • Normalize and support individual sensory processing.
  • Provide fine motor activities for promoting functional hand skills to increased coordination, strength and endurance.
  • Enhance and improve overall body strength and control, endurance and balance.