Occupational Pediatric Therapy

Occupational therapy is the use of purposeful activity to maximize the independence of a child who is limited by a physical injury or illness, neurological or cognitive impairment, a developmental or learning disability, or sensory integration dysfunction. For a child, purposeful activities swinging, climbing, jumping, buttoning, drawing, and writing are considered their “occupation.” Occupational Therapists use their unique expertise to help children prepare for and perform important learning and developmental activities by facilitating social skills development, motor development, emergent literacy, and the development of adaptive and self care skills.

Who Needs Occupational Therapy?

The need for occupational therapy often arises as a result of a disability or a sensory processing disorder. If you notice that your child has trouble completing age-appropriate tasks such as buttoning his shirt, tracing letters or picking up bite-sized pieces of food then occupational therapy might be necessary. A visit to an Occupational Therapist might also be in order if you notice such sensory issues as sensitivity to sounds, smells, tastes, or textures; seeming to be easily distracted or over- or under-stimulated; or social anxiety and an inability to connect with his peers in an age-appropriate way.

Examples of areas of specialization:

An Occupational therapy evaluation will assess, through standardized tests and clinical evaluations, the following:

What to expect - Therapy Process


We require a physician referral before we can begin the treatment process. Once we have received your physician's referral, one of our intake coordinators will contact you to get started.

Diagnostic Evaluations

Once we have received the referral from your physician we will set up an appointment for your child to be evaluated by a highly trained, licensed therapist. Please allow at least 60 minutes for this appointment.

Assessment Report &

If the evaluating therapist recommends treatment, we will then submit the treatment plan to your child's physician and your insurance company for approval. After we have approval from the physician and insurance company, one of our intake coordinators will contact you to set up a recurring treatment appointment.

Therapy Sessions

Once you have a confirmed appointment time please allow:

ABA- Based on the individual child's needs.
Speech - 30 minutes
OT- 60 minutes
PT- 60 minutes

"After years under the love and care of Miss Claire, the boy who can do with four fingers what takes me five has learned to use a former pointer finger as a new opposable thumb."

- Michelle

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1120 Seven Lakes Dr
West End, NC 27376
(910) 673-5437

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Southern Pines, NC 28388
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