What do OTs treat?

Specific challenges Occupational Therapists may address

  • Delayed or deficient motor skills 
  • Postural instability and decreased trunk strength
  • Decreased body and safety awareness
  • Decreased upper extremity strength and range of motion
  • High or low muscle tone
  • Lack of bilateral coordination 
  • Social skill challenges
  • Self-regulation issues impacting attention, arousal, and emotions
  • Sensory processing difficulties impacting praxis and modulation
  • Feeding challenges

Diagnoses OTs might work with

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia
  • Developmental Delay / Infant Prematurity
  • Down Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly (Head Flatness)
  • Genetic Disorders/Syndromes
  • Angelman’s Syndrome
  • Cortical Visual Impairment
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia