(OT) treatment focuses on helping children with a physical, sensory, or
cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their
lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive,
physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and
sense of accomplishment.
Communication and Listening
Our ability to communicate with our patients is vitally important. First, we listen to our patients and families, who can best explain how they communicate, feel or what their symptoms are. Accurate listening helps us communicate clearly. Our OT's spend time teaching patients'/ caregivers about procedures, exercises and therapies to help the patient when they are at home or school. They put complex terms in simple language, especially when working with a child or an adult with a cognitive problem.
Organization and Problem-Solving
The CIT Occupational Therapist works to solve problems for your child. The problem may be something major, such as how a patient will be able to navigate the stairs into their home, or something minor, such as how to button a shirt with one hand. CIT therapist also help patients solve other kinds of problems such as how eat or organize their schedules.
CIT Therapist offer Compassion, empathy and patience and have a drive and desire to help others. A child who has suffered an injury or illness may be grieving for their lost skills or the life activities they once enjoyed. Our OT's are able to recognize those emotions in a patient and give them emotional support to help them overcome their sadness and limitations to find new joy in their life. Many kiddos, especially those who have cognitive problems, may find activities difficult. Again our OT's offer patience to help them repeat exercises or teach them the same skill until the patient masters it.
If you’re interested in having successful Occupational
therapists provide services on your child or ones self, please give us a call to
schedule a visit!
Deborah Solomon, OTR/L
Registered and Licensed Occupation Therapist
Kathryn Marxen-Simonson, OTR/L
Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist