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Occupational Therapy at IMPACT

Occupational therapy helps support the development of necessary age-appropriate skills.

Occupational Therapy (OT) supports children in becoming successful in the many “jobs” of childhood including, but not limited to, self-care, school performance, age-appropriate play, and social interactions. The development of these skills is critical for a successful transition into the requirements of independent adulthood.

IMPACT’s occupational therapists use a play-based approach to address developmental skills required for success in the child’s daily life and are highly trained in sensory integration, therapeutic listening, handwriting, improving fine motor skills, and treating neurological conditions in children. The OT team draws upon their extensive training in these specialty areas to provide challenging therapeutic activities aimed at enhancing upper body strength, eye-hand coordination, and tolerance to touch and movement, as well as, improving feeding and self-help skills.

How can occupational therapy help?

Occupational therapy at IMPACT provides evaluation, intervention, and consultation in the following areas:

  • Fine Motor/Handwriting Skills
  • Sensory Integration
  • Motor Planning
  • Oral Motor Functioning
  • Picky Eating
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Adaptive Equipment Modifications
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Play/Socialization
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What should you expect during the evaluation process?

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the appointment time to complete the New Patient Paperwork
  • At least one parent must attend the therapist’s evaluation with their child
  • The therapist will discuss assessment outcomes and recommendations with the parent
  • Once the evaluation is complete, the report, or Plan of Care, will be sent to the child’s primary care provider for signature
  • Once IMPACT Therapy receives the signed Plan of Care, it will be sent to insurance for authorization
  • Following authorization for the recommended therapy, the patient will be placed in a permanent weekly therapy time slot or on the waitlist
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