If a teacher or parent notices any of the following, they may contact an Occupational Therapist.
- The child is fidgety or not focused.
- The child's handwriting is illegible or messy.
- The child holds the pencil incorrectly or with a weak grip.
- The child is unable to button their clothes, tie their shoes or feed them self.
- The child is bothered by sock seams, tags on their shirt, or having messy hands.
- The child is clumsy or not coordinated.
Our Licensed therapists will evaluate skills and work one-on-one with an individually developed plan of care.
Home-based or school-based services have their limitations. An outpatient Pediatric Therapy session in a therapeutic environment functional goal is to ultimately improve the quality of life for each child.
- Private Pediatric Therapy sessions.
- No unpredictable environment, compared to home-base or school-base therapy sessions.
- No sibling interruptions.
- As you may be aware, the schools have caseloads, and can often result in your child receiving group services due to circumstances,
- resulting in therapeutic sessions that is not designed for your child's specific needs.
- You are guaranteed a 'One on One' session.
- Schedule time session(s) that are both convenient for the parent, guardian or caregiver.
OTFPL offers week days, evenings, weekend hours, and most holiday appointments.
Infant - Toddlers
- Tel.: 516-612-4400
Pre-writing skills are the fundamental skills children need to develop before they are able to write.
Building blocks necessary to develop writing readiness skills:
- Hand and finger strength
- Pencil grasp
- Hand eye coordination
- Bilateral integration
- Upper body strength
- Object manipulation
- Visual perception
- Hand dominance
We see children of varying needs, including but not limited:
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Gross and Fine Motor Coordination Disorder
- Developmental Delay
- Oral Motor/Feeding Difficulty
- Expressive & Receptive Language Delay
- Articulation Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and other neurological or genetic conditions.