Ridge Zeller Therapy offers occupational therapy (OT) services for children. These services are designed to develop, maintain or recuperate a child’s functional capabilities to be successful with various tasks in their everyday life. These tasks can be related to social play, academic and school activities, or daily “self-help” activities such as dressing, feeding and grooming.
We believe that a child’s main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate a child’s skills, then compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for their age group.
A Holistic Perspective
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, OT practitioners approach therapy with a holistic perspective. Therapy is specifically adapted to meet the needs of the patient, and several creative and diverse tools can be utilized.
Occupational therapists are also capable of developing strategies for addressing psychological and emotional behaviors, and social self-regulation.
Occupational Therapy Interventions
- Fine motor strength and coordination
- Pre-writing and hand writing
- Social skills
- Sensory integration
- Self-help skills such as dressing, eating and grooming
- Hand function
- Physical strength and endurance
About Arizona Occupational Therapy Practitioners
There are two professional levels of occupational practice — occupational therapist (OT) and certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). An OT conducts evaluations, develops treatment plans, and provides therapy. A COTA provides therapy under the direct supervision of an OT. Ridge Zeller Therapy’s staff of OTs have highly specialized bachelor’s or master’s degrees and our COTAs are highly qualified through years of rich and diverse experiences. Each professional is licensed and possesses an Arizona Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance card.
For more information about occupational therapy, check out the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.