OT is a service provided by a licensed occupational therapist. OT’s help people become more independent and successful in their daily occupations through the use of therapeutic interventions. The term occupation refers to any meaningful activity that occupies your time (play, eating dressing, sleeping, toileting, social interactions, etc.) Therapeutic interventions may include modifying the task or environment, performing neuromuscular activities, exploring sensory rich environments and activities and much more! Read on to learn more about the occupational therapy services we provide to children in the Baton Rouge area.
Pediatric OT’s address: self-care skills (dressing, eating, toileting, grooming, hygiene), sensory processing, self/emotional regulation, fine motor skills, gross motor skills (balance, coordination, core strength), handwriting, play cognitive skills, neuromuscular skills, visual perceptual skills, social engagement, attention, community outings/transitions, sleep, oral motor skills, academic engagement, self-advocacy within the community.
Occupational therapists are licensed professionals who use research and scientific evidence to ensure that their interventions help your child be the best they can be. With strong knowledge of a person’s psychological, physical, emotional, sensory, motor, cognitive, and social makeup, occupational therapists can evaluate how your child is participating in life and provide ways to overcome any barriers while using a holistic perspective. Our OT’s work hand-in-hand with your child’s team to develop their sensory-motor skills, visual motor skills, self-help skills (dressing, grooming, and feeding). We strive to build a solid foundation of skills that provide opportunities for your child to continue to grow and develop.
At Emerge, we offer state of the art services for patients in the Baton Rouge area in a variety of settings. Our indoor sensory gym gives children the opportunity to learn through play in an interactive, structured environment. Here they improve their fine motor skills and develop a good body scheme in order to engage in typical play activities. We have a cafeteria where our patients can practice eating in social settings and in environments simulating a school cafeteria or restaurant. Our outdoor playground gives our patients an opportunity to practice motor skills on playground equipment that they would encounter in their backyard, at a park or at school. OT can be combined with Group Speech-Language therapy to provide multiple opportunities to reinforcing the child’s overall therapeutic goals. Collaboration with our Speech, ABA, Behavioral Health and School teams is paramount to the success of our clients.