Highly trained Beaumont Children's occupational therapists
help children throughout Southeast Michigan reclaim the ability to enjoy
childhood through customized treatment techniques and exercises. We
help children with neurological, orthopedic, sensory integration,
learning, developmental delay and autistic spectrum diagnoses.
Through individualized care plans using the most advanced techniques
available, our occupational therapists assist these children in gaining
functional skills for play, school tasks and other daily activities.
Many of our patients have progressed from serious developmental
challenges like feeding difficulties to become strong thriving children.
Our pediatric occupational therapists are part of the Beaumont Center
for Children's Rehabilitation, one of the largest, most comprehensive
pediatric rehabilitation programs in Michigan. The center features more
than 60 licensed and highly specialized occupational therapists,
physical therapists and social workers who help children with
neurological and orthopedic conditions and developmental delay
diagnoses. For decades, our specialists have facilitated the development
and independence of children from birth to the teenage years.
Beaumont Children's occupational therapists are nationally
accredited, clinically certified and licensed. Many hold specialty
certifications and all participate in pediatric specialty training
courses, ensuring our young patients have access to the most advanced
evidence-based pediatric occupational therapy approaches and techniques.
Conditions commonly treated by occupational therapy:
Occupational Therapy Parent Involvement
Parents and caregivers are an important part of the Beaumont
Children's occupational therapy program from the beginning of a
child's treatment. Parental involvement starts with observation of the
child's evaluation by a specialized Beaumont Children's
occupational therapist. The occupational therapist will assess range of
motion, strength, fine motor skills, eating (oral/motor) skills,
self-care skills (i.e. dressing) and sensory integration skills. Taking
into account this evaluation, the occupational therapist then consults
with the parents to develop a customized plan of care. The goal of
occupational therapy is to help a child with functional limitations
become as independent as possible.
We offer individual occupational therapy treatment sessions for a
specific duration at an appropriate frequency based on each child's
needs to help the child achieve his or her treatment goals. Parent
observation and education continue throughout the treatment program.
Home programs are designed to enhance the child's progress outside the