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Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapists at Easter Seals provide evaluations and ongoing therapy to assist in the improvement of fine motor, self-help, sensory processing, visual-motor, coordination, motor planning, play and independent living skills.  OT’s may also provide hand splinting and/or casting to assist children with functional hand use.

Who provides services?

All therapy services at Easter Seals are provided by registered and licensed therapists who specialize in pediatric services.  Therapists are also credentialed and enrolled as providers of Early Intervention (EI) services. Therapy involves both direct treatment and home programming; families receive developmental and therapeutic information for activities they can implement between therapy sessions.  Family involvement is a critical component of therapy.

Who needs Occupational Therapy?

Children who demonstrate difficulty using their hands for daily activities such as eating, dressing or writing and children who are challenged by processing of sensory information, or who have difficulty with visual discrimination or motor planning.

Occupational Therapists at Easter Seals have additional training in:

Want to know more?

Contact our Peoria Service Center at 309.686.1177 or our Bloomington Center at 309.663.8275.

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