Ana Solis, OTR has been practicing pediatric occupational therapy for 25 years.  She is Sensory Integration Certified and is offering home or community based occupational therapy to children of all ages and all diagnoses including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome and more.  She services Southwestern Broward County and Dade County areas in Florida.

"Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa

 What is Occupational Therapy?

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)[AOTA].

For children, this means helping them master fine motor coordination, improve sensory processing, increase attention span, promote bi-manual coordination and self care skills to be able to function in school, be independent at home, successfully socialize during recreation.  

This is done by thoroughly evaluating the child's level of function in those areas that effect their "occupations".  Then implementing a plan with the collaboration of the parents, caregivers and teachers.  Goals are established and progress is measured regularly.  

Occupational therapy should be fun and motivating for the child so child-directed activities are usually used but modified to increase the challenge to optimize his or her rate of progress.

To see her parent webinar about Sensory Processing Disorder click on the following link.