Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?
The Occupational Therapist (OT) assists children with their fine motor skills, which involve the small muscles of the body.
These skills include reaching, grasping, picking up small objects and self-help skills such as self-feeding, dressing, and hygiene. An OT may also be helpful with feeding difficulties that involve the small muscles of the face and mouth, developing skills involving eye-hand coordination and sensory-integration issues.
An OT is able to assist a family in obtaining adaptive equipment as well.
Please don’t hesitate to contact TEIS for more information about Occupational Therapy.
Why is it Called Occupational Therapy?
In Early Intervention, "areas of occupation" include many of the activities of daily living, such as feeding (mealtimes), social participation, education, play, and even rest and sleep.
The Occupational Therapist helps improve your family's ability to care for your child and to promote his or her development in natural, every day environments and activities. We work with children from 0-3 years old.
How to get Early Intervention Services
To learn how to get early intervention services for your child, including Occupational Therapy, please visit our Get Help page, and the section on How Do I Get Early Intervention Help for My Child?
TEIS service areas include Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Beaver County (evaluations only), and Westmoreland County.
Early Intervention Therapies
In addition to Occupational Therapy, TEIS also provides Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Early Childhood Development Therapy, Vision Services, Hearing Therapy and Social Work.
If you have questions about how TEIS can be of help, please don't hesitate to contact us today.