Jumping Child

Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (also known as OT) addresses issues related to a child’s participation in daily activities or routines. The term “occupation” relates to what occupies a child’s time.

Fully engaging in childhood occupations promotes optimal development. Some common childhood occupations can include:

  • Using your hands to manipulate toys, feed yourself, dress yourself, brush your teeth, comb your hair, or bathe yourself

  • Coordinating your body in order to explore your environment

  • Playing and interacting with others

  • Trying and eating different types of nutritious foods

  • Paying attention and listening to others

  • Organizing information from your environment that is received through your senses

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving. This can include:

  • Positioning during daily routines and activities

  • Adapting toys for play

  • Expanding mobility options

  • Using equipment effectively

  • Facilitating safety for the home and community

  • Providing information on the child’s physical and healthcare needs

  • Smoothing transitions from early childhood to school and into adult life

Developmental Therapy

Developmental therapy is performed by a professional with a background in child development and education as well as an Infant Toddler Family Specialist (ITFS) certification granted by the state’s Infant Toddler Program.

Developmental therapy helps to support a child’s progress by addressing the specialized goals a family has developed in their child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

A developmental therapist provides services to help children learn, develop, and grow during their first few years of life.

Our therapists share Early Intervention’s primary goal – to support families in promoting their child’s optimal development and to facilitate the child’s participation in family and community activities.