Akron Children's Occupational Therapy Department provides specialized evaluation and treatment to children and teens who have issues with fine and gross motor skills. Read More...
Akron Children's occupational therapists provide care in the hospital and to outpatients, schools and community programs. We are affiliated with nine universities for teaching of students.
Occupational therapists address fine motor skills (e.g., grasp and release of objects, in-hand manipulation, bilateral hand use, and use of dominant hand), visual-perception skills (ability to understand and interpret visual information), cognitive skills and sensory-processing deficits.
Treatment includes activities to improve skills such as eye-hand coordination and self-care, and to advance developmental skills. Splinting and exercise are designed to prevent deformity and restore function. Treatment is also provided to increase self-esteem, manage emotions and promote independence with daily skills.
Reasons for a referral to occupational therapy may include:
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