From birth – 20 years, Focus on Function offers in-clinic and school-based services to meet your child at their level of learning. We will provide support at every step of the way, from the first diagnosis, evaluation, and throughout your child’s therapy visits. Read on for a description of treatment options and models that may be used to help your child succeed.
Motor Delays: Fine, Gross, Visual Motor
If your child struggles with grasping items, self-feeding, handwriting, walking, jumping, copying from the board, crossing her eyes, or any other movements, an occupational therapist can help. Testing for muscle weakness, retained reflexes, and ocular motor control are all a part of evaluation and treatment.
Manage Meltdowns- Riding the emotional rollercoaster is rough. Anxiety, intelligence, sensory needs, reflexes, and communication can all play a role in your child’s challenging behaviors. Focus on Function will utilize and train parents on behavioral approaches while simultaneously addressing the underlying causes of problem behaviors.
Grasp, Roll, Crawl, Walk, Jump
Most functional deficits arise out of not reaching or skipping over milestones. Each step is vital to a baby’s overall development. Some babies who seem “advanced” for their age may rush their development in a hurry to see the world, yet fall behind later in their life despite their intelligence. They may need an occupational therapist to guide their brains through some developmental stages again.