ICCD Partners offers the highest quality occupational therapy services for both evaluation and intervention, provided by therapists with extensive knowledge and experience. Services that are provided are individualized, depending on the unique needs of each client, according to both diagnosis and age. We are providers for both Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Occupational Therapy Evaluations that are conducted at ICCD Partners entail comprehensive assessment of fine motor and gross motor development, visual motor and ocular motor skills, sensory processing, and daily functional performance in the context of home and educational settings. Assessments include lengthy written reports with recommendations and strategies for home and school environments. A parent meeting is also an integral part of an assessment.
Working on motor skills with an Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Intervention at ICCD Partners is highly individualized, based on findings at the time of assessment. Therapy is play-based and follows a child’s lead, with adult guided direction as needed to challenge skills and encourage growth and development. Therapy will provide “just right challenges”, to encourage intrinsic motivation to explore and to persist towards achieving goals that have been established by the family and therapist team. Although a therapy session may look like a therapist and a child playing casually, they are both, in fact, working very hard. All activities will be purposeful and goal directed. Parent education is highly valued, and consultation will be a pertinent part of each therapy session.
Occupational Therapy services at ICCD Partners treat many diagnoses including:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Disorders
- Developmental Delays
- Fine and Gross Motor Coordination Disorders
- Trauma, Attachment, and Adoption histories
- Other psychological and neurological conditions
Challenges in the following areas can be improved upon:
- Poor self – regulation, and fluctuations in activity level
- Difficulty performing in group settings
- Poor motor coordination
- Avoidance of motor activity or hesitancy on gross motor equipment
- Poor muscular strength and postural control, and low muscle tone
- Poor sleep or feeding patterns
- Frustration with transitions, new activities, or changes in routine
- Difficulty with self-care and self-help tasks
- Weaknesses with handwriting
- Excessive sensory seeking behaviors
- Sensitivity to touch, which can impact dressing and hygiene routines