Occupational Therapy (OT)

Helping your child with autism thrive

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Helping your child with autism thrive

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Helping your child with autism thrive

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Autism care that helps your child flourish

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of OT is to enable people to participate in activities of everyday life. In pediatrics, we address a variety of cognitive, physical, social, and motor skills.

The term “occupation” refers to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, within families, and within communities to occupy time and bring meaning/purpose to life. Occupations include things people need, want, or are expected to do. 

The goal of our OTs is to help your child gain independence while strengthening skills required to participate in a meaningful and purposeful life.

Why Choose Mercy Plus?

We have Autism specialists ready to assist

We pride ourselves on achieving results. We create customized patient-centered treatment plans and work with your schedule. Ongoing education is provided to our staff to ensure best practices are followed.

Answers to Frequent Questions

Questions about our autistic care services Answered

Occupational Therapy is professionally practiced by Licensed Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants. Occupational Therapists (OTs) serve a variety of populations with various conditions through all stages of life. OTs promote active, maximal participation & independence in daily activities through a holistic approach. We use evidence-based research to support our therapeutic interventions. Our skilled therapy motivates clients to reach their potential and accomplish their goals. An OT evaluation aims to identify potential areas of growth, and we work collaboratively with clients & families to establish client-centered goals.

The core of occupational therapy is to promote participation & maximize independence. We work collaboratively with you to determine the best course of treatment for your child. We consider many aspects including psychological, physical, emotional, sensory, cognitive, and social factors. OT strives to meet your child’s growth & development goals!

OT supports a child’s ability to participate in daily occupations, or daily activities. We want your child to live their life to the fullest! Our goals are your goals – we can address anything you or your child want to improve or achieve. It is our job to support your child in their journey to function as independently & successfully as possible. We want to help them build the life skills necessary for leading a purposeful life.

A child’s life is made up of many occupations – play, learning, and self-care to name a few. When a child experiences challenges or performance changes in any of these areas, occupational therapists can help by evaluating the client to determine the best ways to overcome barriers they face, change the environment, or adapt a task to support the client’s performance. OT services can help your child participate in occupations, maximize their health, remain productive, and establish functional routines.

  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Feeding
  • Dressing
  • Hygiene/Self-Care
  • Cognitive/Planning
  • Environmental Modification
  • Behavior/Coping
  • Sensory Processing
  • Use of Adaptive Equipment
  • Transfer Techniques
  • Learning/School Tasks
  • Postural Stability
  • Safety
  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Play/Leisure
  • Mental Health
  • Sleep/Rest

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