Occupational Therapy In Tampa
We offer a wide range of Occupational Therapy services to enable individuals to participate in everyday life activities. Our primary goal is in helping patients to regain function of fine motor skills (small-muscle movement with hands, fingers, toes), improve sensory-processing problems & mobility, improve visual-perceptual skills, and limit permanent physical disabilities for those with injury or disease.
Occupational therapy may be used for those who must relearn how to perform daily activities such as grooming, driving, cooking, eating, bathing, and dressing, or in more severe cases following an injury, are often used for those who need to regain cognitive (thinking) abilities. Our Occupational Therapists are committed to working closely with patients for restoration & promotion of independence at home, work, and the community. We focus on enhancing their ability to engage in their occupation while promoting overall wellness for a healthier and more active lifestyle.
We treat the following:
- Autism Disorder
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
- Fine Motor Skills
- Gross Motor Skills
- Visual Motor Skills
- Developmental Delays
- Sensory Motor Skills
- Articulation & Coordination
Occupational therapy often takes a holistic approach where therapists focus on adapting the environment to fit the patient’s needs. If you need occupational therapy in Tampa, Dacona Medical Center is a great choice. We offer occupational therapy services that enhance our patient's ability to gain strength and promote independence.
What To Know About Occupational Therapy In Tampa
Occupational therapy activities for kids
Various occupational activities can be arranged for kids depending on the condition they are faced with. These activities are designed specifically based on a child’s age. For infants & toddlers, some common exercises included are:
- Gentle massage
- Use of specialized, visually stimulating toys to help with light, sound and olfactory input activities.
- Oral motor exercises to improve control in eating
There are also sensory integration activities that enable the child to react more actively and accurately to their surroundings, such as 'Deep Pressure' activities (ex. Weighted vests, weighted blankets and lap blankets). These activities can be active or passive. One way to do this is creating a 'Sensory Corner' by blocking off a corner of a room and using soft furnishing with a variety of textures such as a bean bag which provides deep pressure with a calming effect.
Benefits Of Occupational Therapy For Kids
There are many benefits of pediatric occupational therapy. This type of therapy is used to treat a wide range of diseases and disorders. Pediatric Occupational Therapy can help your child become independent in daily living tasks, become successful academically, address sensory processing difficulties, and much more. Through the use of occupational therapy, the goal is to increase children's independence in everyday living including being able to perform activities of daily life, increase overall strength and stability, enhance social and play skills, improves visual perceptual/visual motor skills and more.
Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?
If your child has difficulties when it comes to performing daily tasks at school, home, or in the community, or if they experience challenges that do not affect most typically developing children, then occupational therapy may be the solution. You should also contact an occupational therapist when you notice your child suffers from any sort of development delay, gross motor skill, visual processing, oral sensory skills, social interaction skills, or learning challenges. Dacona Medical Center is the occupational therapy institution in Tampa that will be able to cater to your child’s needs.