Pediatric Occupational Therapy – Working to help children succeed in life
A child’s life is made up of “occupations,” or daily activities. These occupations include playing, learning, and socializing. Pediatric Occupational therapy practitioners work with children and their families to help them succeed in these activities throughout the day. They also help with basic challenges faced by most families, from creating morning routines to choosing appropriate toys. Amy Assenmacher, OTRL is pictured here providing therapeutic sensory treatment at our Clarkston clinic.
Our next free community workshop “Is it Sensory or Behavior?” is Wed March 8th 6:30 pm at the Cromaine Library and will provide valuable information in regards to sensory processing, sensory seeking and handling negative behaviors. You will hear more on how sensory issues and behavior issues are often confused and the best progress can be made when sensory and behavior are considered together.
The definition of Sensory Processing: refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses. Definition of Behavior: the way in which one acts or conducts oneself.
In this workshop we will present a variety of strategies to address issues that can help to solve learning and behavior problems. More and more school-aged children have learning and behavior problems. Teachers around the country are learning to add structured sensory input as an instructional technique to help counter the problem….. and it can be FUN!
Persistent behaviors will interfere with family life, school interactions, and acceptance from others. Don’t wait to see what happens, learn what you can do now to help.
**** Call to RSVP 248-684-9610
If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development, call to schedule a free screening appointment with a therapist.