Occupational Therapy

With the goal of improving function, Connecticut Children’s Occupational Therapy (OT) department provides specialized treatment to children from birth to age 18 who are affected by serious injuries and illnesses, physical challenges, and developmental disabilities.

Our occupational therapists work with children and families, the multidisciplinary care team and community resources, focusing on a child’s recovery and ability to function within his or her everyday environment. Based on a comprehensive assessment of a child’s physical, emotional and developmental needs, Connecticut Children’s occupational therapists develop personalized treatment plans that help children achieve increased independence by establishing or rehabilitating skills, such as:

  • Daily living skills (dressing, grooming, hygiene)
  • Eye/hand coordination and dexterity
  • Feeding
  • Fine motor skills
  • Pain management
  • Range of motion and strength
  • Sensory integration

Occupational therapy can have an enormous impact on a child’s independence.  Connecticut Children’s offers a range of therapeutic services to help children participate in normal activities, engage in play and sports, and ably return to home or school. Our services include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Assistive technology
  • Biofeedback
  • Computer/tablet access assessment and training
  • Daily living skills assessment and training
  • Fine motor skills assessment and training
  • Handwriting assessment and programming
  • Oral/sensory/motor/behavioral feeding assessment and programming
  • Pain management
  • Physical agent modalities
  • Power mobility assessment and training
  • Sensory integration assessment and treatment
  • Splinting
  • Therapeutic listening (to decrease sound sensitivity, improve attention and spatial awareness)
  • Treatments for orthopaedic injuries
  • Visual perceptual assessment and programming