Pediatric Potentials’ occupational therapy services include:
- Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment
- Certified Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) Administrator
- Sensory Integration Therapy
- Working with pre-mature infants
- Eating and Feeding Therapy
- Certified lactation consultant to assist with children with special needs
- Handwriting Programs
- Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
- Individualized Home Programs
- Multidisciplinary Team Coordination
Pediatric Potentials can help you reach goals related to your child’s occupational therapy needs.
Pediatric Potentials strives to provide client and family attention in all environments, not just the clinic. Goal examples can include but are not limited to the following:
- Improved self regulation (e.g. sensory processing, sleep/wake cycle; eating/satiation cycle)
- Improved play skills and social interaction
- Increased independence with self-care skills and activities of daily living
- Potty training
- Improved diet and variety of accepted foods
- Coordination and motor planning (e.g. riding a bike, skills related to participating in group/team sports)
- Improved independence in the community appropriate to age (e.g. go to the store, library, gas station or work experience)
Pediatric Potentials can help you be creative in ways to engage your child in order to complete everyday tasks.
True client-driven service takes creative, playful thinking. Creative engagement can include:
- Playing a dressing game to choose and put on appropriate clothes.
- Role playing in a pretend restaurant followed with a real trip to a restaurant or nearby café.
- Food preparation: Choose a recipe, make a shopping list, go to the store, buy food, and return to the clinic to cook it.
- Creating and using an obstacle course with a puzzle on one end and the puzzle pieces on the other.
Pediatric Potentials can help you find relevant resources within the community to enhance your child’s independence.
A child benefits the most when therapy ideas are carried out in the home and community environments in addition to the clinic. Family education is a key element of treatment at Pediatric Potentials. Resources can include:
- Information about specific equipment to use in the home environment.
- Information about extra curricular activities such as: rock climbing, gymnastics, martial arts, swimming lessons, adaptive outdoor recreation activities, social skills groups, or music therapy.
- Information about community support organizations that support families and children with disabilities, ABA Services, and special education services in the school system.
- Ways to best utilize city services such as the library and the bus system.
Pediatric Potentials can help you create and be a part of a comprehensive team to work with your child.
At Pediatric Potentials, we are always looking at the big picture and asking if all of a particular child’s needs are being met. Further referrals may be made to the following professionals:
- Behavior Consultation / Therapy
- Gastro-intestinal Specialist
- Physical Therapy
- Seizure testing
- Sleep study to rule out sleep apnea or other sleep disorders
- Speech and Language Services
- Vision testing/Developmental Vision Specialist