Occupational therapists (OTs) help people perform optimally in their OCCUPATION. Think of a toddler or child. What is their occupation? Well, it includes eating, drinking, playing, socializing, dressing themselves, toileting… among many other things! Pediatric occupational therapy supports children in full participation and engagement with their daily activities across home, school, and in the community. A child’s most meaningful occupation is play. Play is therefore the basis of our therapy sessions. Through OT, we can target various areas such as fine motor coordination, self-care skills, picky eating, feeding difficulties, attention, ADD, ADHD, emotional regulation, handwriting, and sensory integration.
"Emily has been amazing! Tommy began working with Emily during the pandemic which required virtual speech therapy only. She came to our home and met with him in person only one time before meeting with him weekly through a computer screen. I was skeptical that a 2 year old would be able to stay engaged and participate but Emily proved to have the rare ability to keep Tommy engaged and on task for nearly an hour each and every session!"
"We could not be more pleased with the care we have received at Prickly Pear Pediatric Therapy and recommend it highly to all our friends. Emily’s expertise, quality of care and remarkable support has made a huge difference in our child's life and for that we will forever be grateful."