• Difficulty paying attention/alertness
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Chewing on non-food items or constant drooling
  • Difficulty tolerating clothing textures 
  • Difficulty with grooming tasks including getting hair cut, washing hair or face, and ear care
  • Avoidance of tasks including messy tasks or movement
  • Over-reacts or easily distracted by noise
  • Easily irritated by smells, tastes, or textures
  • Difficulty waking up, staying asleep, or going to sleep

Occupational therapy can help with daily occupations including:

  • Sleep and Rest including preparing for sleep ( sleeping, brushing teeth, night routines, and getting ready for bed)
  • Play/Social Participation with family, friends, and peers (group work, sharing, appropriate stages of play)
  • Activities of Daily Living (dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, etc.)
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (activities of taking care of self and others including pets, preparing meals, household chores, etc. )
  • Education (Use of technology, strategies to remain focused, writing, copying information from the board)

Pediatric Therapy Center

Coordination and Praxis

Sensory Processing Disorder

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Fine-Motor/ Visual Perception/ Visual-Motor Disorders

  • Difficulty with using both sides of the body
  • Ball skills including catching, throwing, or hitting
  • Pouring materials into containers
  • Multi-step crafts or activities
  • Tying shoes


  • Cutting
  • Handwriting (including incorrect letter formation and size, spacing between words, or inefficient grasps)
  • Inefficient grasps on writing or feeding utensils
  • Tracing
  • Copying including shapes and words
  • Lacing 

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