Enhanced motor skills, play skills, and more independence for kids of all ages

Compassionate, Individualized and Expert OT Care

Does your child have difficulties with day-to-day activities at home and school? Do they have a difficult time with tasks such as playing catch, climbing stairs, using scissors, writing, or stringing beads? Issues with fine motor skills, motor coordination skills, or sensory processing might result in developmental milestone delays, and if left untreated can later on result in difficulties meeting academic expectations. An expert occupational therapist at KidSense Therapy Group, Milford and Danbury, Connecticut, can help. 

At KidSense, we work with clients from infancy through adolescence to help them improve their independence with daily activities and important self-care tasks. We evaluate your child’s current skills related to playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.

Occupational therapists at KidSense aim to achieve the following goals:

Improved fine motor skills and motor coordination skills

Enhanced hand-eye coordination

Developing the body’s 8 senses, yes, 8!

Increased independence to perform everyday self-care tasks such as toileting, bathing, getting dressed up, brushing , and feeding

Enhanced skills for the development of interpersonal relationships, leisure activities, and meaningful employment

Pediatric Occupational Therapy for a Variety of Conditions

At KidSense, we offer occupational therapy for the following:

  • Coordination and motor planning
  • Neurological disorders
  • Visual-motor skills
  • Developmental disabilities

  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Decreased strength
  • Primitive Reflex Integration
  • Social-emotional regulation

  • Torticollis
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Fine motor difficulties
  • Executive Dysfunction

What qualifies a child for occupational therapy?

Here are just a few signs that your child might benefit from pediatric occupational therapy:

Missing Developmental Milestones

Children who have difficulty achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones can benefit from occupational therapy. Such children might experience delayed crawling or walking, frequent falls or clumsiness, and have trouble with toilet training.

Decreased Fine Motor Skills

Children who require occupational therapy struggle with tasks that involve fine motor skills, which are needed to open containers, button/unbutton, tie shoes,pick things up, and write. It might result in challenges in learning how to utilize eating utensils, trouble putting on and taking off clothes and shoes, or requiring additional support to complete daily routines.

Having difficulty with Visual Motor Skills

An occupational therapist can help children with visual motor skills, which is the ability for hands and eyes to work together.  This includes visual perception, motor control, and eye-hand coordination. Visual motor integration  is necessary for the development of handwriting and hand-eye coordination skills. 

Sensory Processing Difficulties

Pediatric occupational therapy can help children experiencing sensory processing challenges. Such children may exhibit heightened sensitivity to sensory input, or the opposite, in which they don’t register their environment.  Children with sensory processing difficulties may constantly seek out experiences by moving around and touching everything, while others may want to avoid sounds or textures and refuse to wear certain clothes or eat certain foods.

Why Choose KidSense (Milford and Danbury, CT) for Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy for Optimum Development

  • Individualized Therapy Plan: We have a diverse staff of skilled occupational therapists that take the time to assess, analyze, and design individualized treatment programs.

  • Parent Collaboration: We believe that parent education is a key element in your child’s progress with therapy. We assist you in understanding "why" we prescribe particular activities so that you may incorporate them in a variety of ways at home and become the best possible advocate for your child.

  • Comprehensive and Holistic Treatment: Our team of occupational therapists at KidSense views your child as a whole, far beyond any challenges they may be experiencing. We value getting to know your child and their unique strengths as a means of creating opportunities to build both skills and self-confidence.

What is Involved in an Occupational Therapy Evaluation?

In-depth Clinical Observation, Precise Assessment, and Individual Goal Setting

The evaluation process begins with a review of background and developmental information provided by caregivers, followed by a caregiver interview. Both of these are vital to the planning and tailoring of the evaluation session. Our therapists utilize their clinical judgment as well as dynamic assessment and observation methods to determine your child’s strengths and areas of need. Following the initial evaluation, a report including the evaluation findings and recommendations for treatment will be provided.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Treatment

We Offer Quality Care in a Safe and Effective Environment

Our occupational therapy includes but is not limited to the following: 

  • Fine & Gross Motor Development
  • Handwriting 
  • Balance and coordination 
  • Individualized sensory plan tailored to the Child's specific profile/needs
  • Home Programming 
  • Oral Motor/Feeding Therapy
  • Visual-motor skills
  • Floortime
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Therapeutic Listening Program
  • Strengthening
  • Adaptive Equipment Recommendations
  • Adaptation of Daily Activities
  • Parent Education
  • Teacher Collaboration
  • Safety and Prevention Program
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Astronaut Training Protocol
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Primitive Reflex Integration, including use of Masgutova Method
  • Self-care training 

External Pediatric Occupational Therapy Service Resources for Families, Parents and Caregivers

Resources do not supplement an evaluation and treatment plan created by a licensed occupational therapist and should be used for informational purposes only.

FAQs

KidSense Locations

KidSense Therapy Group has two convenient locations in Milford and Danbury CT which serve our greater New Haven County area as well as the greater Fairfield County area. Both locations are fully staffed with therapists as well as administrative professionals.

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