Occupational therapy (OT) helps kids who have complex conditions and disabilities build skills they need to perform everyday functions such as playing, dressing or taking part in school activities.
Occupational therapists work with children to build confidence and independence using techniques that strengthen muscles and integrate the senses.
Pediatric occupational therapy (also known as OT for kids) can be helpful in treating:
The goal of children’s occupational therapy is to help kids function in their home and communities. That’s why some spaces at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare—such as our therapy kitchens and playgrounds—recreate the environments kids find in their everyday lives.
During a therapy session, your child might learn how to use adaptive equipment or perform activities in new ways. With help from therapists, your child works on:
In addition to occupational therapy sessions, your child’s therapists collaborate with other Gillette staff to provide:
Many children who have complex conditions and disabilities benefit from occupational therapy at Gillette, where they have access to:
Find out how occupational therapy at Gillette can help your child to succeed.
As part of their treatment at Gillette, we help you coordinate any other services or specialties that are part of your child’s care plan, including: