Dynamic Occupational Therapists (OT) address fine motor development, visual motor integration, visual perceptual skills and sensory integration to maximize a child’s ability to function in their everyday life.
• Fine Motor Development requires the development of strength, postural control and bilateral integration abilities. Once these skills are developed, finer movements such as grasping, manipulating objects and self-help skills can be addressed.
• Visual Motor/Visual Perceptual skills involve spatial awareness and coordination of eye hand movements necessary for prewriting,cutting, and constructional tasks.
• Sensory Integration is the ability of the child to register and integrate information from the environment via their senses. Integration of sensory information is necessary for attention, body awareness, motor planning and arousal. Treatment includes a variety of sensorimotor activities with proprioceptive, tactile and vestibular components available at some Dynamic sites that offer our Sensory Gym.
Dynamic Physical Therapists (PT) work to develop gross motor skills such as rolling, crawling, sitting, walking, jumping and strengthening specific muscle groups. Therapy may also focus on
• developing proper posture and patterns of movement
• improving balance, coordination, gait patterns and stair skills (ascending/descending)
• quality of movement issues, motor control skills and motor safety concerns
• improve endurance and address positioning / equipment / orthotic needs.