Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare provides personalized, home-based therapy services for Colorado children from birth to 18 years of age with short term to acute diagnosis. Our specialized pediatric occupational therapy team is specifically trained in pediatrics and dedicated to providing skilled, evidence based, patient focused care. We provide therapy in a nurturing environment that promotes those we serve to grow, learn, play and thrive while receiving care in the security of their home. Our team of specialists works with the family, physicians and specialists to create the best individualized plan for your child.
Occupational Therapy Evaluations
When you or your physician contacts Solace with a concern, we schedule a comprehensive evaluation with one of our pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) (OTR) in your home. An occupational therapist is an expert in helping children achieve independence in all of life’s “functions”. Our OT’s and OTR’s have their Master’s degree from an accredited occupational therapy program, NBCOT and are licensed in Colorado. Our therapist will thoroughly discuss the evaluation, recommendations, options, individualized goals and assist you in working with your child at home.
Comprehensive Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assists with the Following and More:
Fine motor skills – Actions using smaller muscle of the hands
Neurological disorders – Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke
Rehabilitation for Orthopedic Conditions – treating or rehabilitating diseases and injuries of the movement system
Post Surgical Care – Regaining quality of life following surgery
Feeding Skills/Strategies – Difficulty eating
Sensory Integration (SI) – exposing kids to sensory stimulation in a structured, repetitive way
Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) – developed to help children who have difficulty controlling movement as a result of neurological challenges
Upper extremity strength and coordination – Regain the ability to perform daily tasks
Sensory processing/Perceptual skills –
Play/Socialization skills – Ability to observe and participate
Task Management Skills – Prioritizing tasks, breaking projects into small steps, delegating, willing to compromise
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) – everyday tasks, self-help or self-care activities.
Behavioral Strategies –
Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare provides pediatric occupational therapy, physical, speech/ language and nursing services in the home, pre-school or natural setting. We see Colorado children from birth that are at risk for, or have documented developmental delays. Our company’s mission is to provide quality services that will help each child reach his or her full potential with minimal disruption to their daily lives and activities.
Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. Development varies for each child; but the below milestones are the broad guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They can be helpful in understanding what to expect so you can discuss any concerns with your child’s physician.
At Solace, we know that you know your child the best. If you are concerned that there is a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts or moves, speak with your child’s doctor. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for general development using standardized, validated tools at 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months and for autism at 18 and 24 months or whenever a parent or provider has a concern. Ask your child’s doctor about your child’s developmental screening.
If you or your doctor thinks there might be a delay, either of you may reach out to our team and refer your child for an evaluation with a pediatric therapist.