Occupational Therapy

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...



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Occupational Therapy - Overview

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:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Cognitive delays
  • Developmental and motor skill delays
  • Exercise for deformity and weakness
  • Hand injuries
  • Jobst fitting (compression garment for burn patients)
  • Life skills training
  • Pain reduction
  • Perceptual problems
  • Self-help skills
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Splinting and orthotic needs
  • Traumatic brain injury

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Akron Children's Hospital
Rehabilitative Services
One Perkins Square
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8257
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Akron Children's Hospital
Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St.
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-746-8100
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Children's at Hudson
5655 Hudson Drive
Hudson , OH 44236
Phone: 330-342-5437
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