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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.

What We Do

The Connecticut Children’s Occupational Therapy team offers the following services:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Assistive technology
  • Biofeedback
  • Computer/tablet access assessment and training
  • Daily living skills assessment and training
  • Feeding
  • 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

What We Treat

Our occupational therapy services address:

Decreased coordination for fine motor skills

  • Grasping
  • Drawing
  • Cutting
  • Writing
  • Model building

Difficulty processing sensory information

  • Vision
  • Touch
  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Movement
  • Sound

Difficulty with feeding

  • Motor (oral motor or utensil use)
  • Oral sensory (tolerance for different tastes and textures of food)
  • Behavior

Orthopaedic conditions affecting range of motion, strength and/or endurance

Traumatic injuries and sports related injuries

  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Concussions
  • Post-surgery (hand, elbow)
  • Sprains and strains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury

Pain management including headache

Learning problems related to attention, organizational skills and/or writing

Neuromuscular conditions

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Birth deformities
  • Syndromes
  • Residual disabilities related to infection, tumor, or trauma
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