Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with children and their families to promote active participation in activities or occupations that are meaningful to them. 

A child’s life is made up of occupations, or everyday activities, such as playing, learning, sleeping, interacting with family and friends, getting dressed, etc.  These occupations enable children to learn and develop skills, be creative, derive enjoyment, or thrive.

In addition to helping children develop the skills necessary for performing specific tasks, Occupational Therapists can address social and behavioral skills, basic sensory awareness and motor skills needed for motor development and learning, including:

  • Body awareness
  • Coordination of movements between the two sides of the body
  • Fine motor control and organization
  • Motor planning, motor movements and coordination
  • Ocular motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Self-regulation
  • Sensory modulation

 At Dynamic Strides, Occupational Therapy treatment strategies may include clinic based therapy, sessions in our sensory gym, or hippotherapy in our indoor arena.