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Occupational Therapy

Fitness for Health’s pediatric occupational therapy services are designed to help children with a broad range of special needs enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence and reach their greatest potential.

The term “occupation” is defined as our everyday activities that we need and want to do. In our practice, children are expected to engage in tasks that define them as a son or daughter, a sibling, a student, or a peer. Activities include being able to explore their environment in a functional manner, learning how to engage and interact with those around them and, of course, PLAY! Children learn through play. Occupational therapists seek to enable children who are experiencing needs in any of these areas so that they can reach their optimal potential and fulfill these occupational roles.

Our licensed occupational and physical therapists work with each family to create a customized plan of care that combines evidence-based sensory integration techniques and our innovative exergaming equipment—including a 3D virtual reality gaming system, a 30-foot trampoline, and a laser maze—to help children build the critical skills they need to succeed in everyday life.

We place great importance on working closely with parents and other caregivers for carryover into the home. Our pediatric occupational therapists focus on the following areas:

  • Self regulation strategies
  • Daily living / self-help training
  • Fine motor function and handwriting
  • Functional movement / play skills
  • Gross motor function and coordination
  • Crossing the midline
  • Support IEP goals
  • Mental processing
  • Visual motor function
  • Proprioception
  • Maximize independence
  • Home and School Consultations
  • And more

A Confidence-Building Approach

Most of our equipment tracks results as they happen, so your child can gain the confidence that comes from seeing his or her performance improve over time. Request an appointment today at our Rockville, MD occupational therapy office. Our occupational therapists bring extensive experience working with children with varying developmental delays and low self-confidence, as well as those who have difficulty with functional tasks.