Occupational and Speech Therapy
for Infants and Children


About OT | What is OT?

About OT and Sensory Processing Disorders

Children with sensory processing disorders may present with any or all of the following: incoordination, fine motor and/or gross motor deficits, decreased visual perceptual skills, decreased graphomotor (handwriting) skills, sensory defensiveness or sensory seeking, difficulties with self-regulation, decreased attention, language deficits, or decreased social interactions and engagement.

Diagnoses that are commonly referred include:  autism spectrum, developmental delays, dysgraphia, dyslexia, modulation disorders, attention deficits (ADD/ADHD), fine and/or gross  motor deficits, and coordination disorders.

Occupational Therapy uses functional activities to achieve increased independence. Activities are chosen not just to practice a skill, but to improve the underlying sensory processing required to acquire the skill. Our extensive experience in treating children with these types of challenges for many years allows us to determine what types of therapeutic activities would be the most beneficial for each child.

What is OT?

Occupational Therapy using a sensory integrative treatment approach requires that the child be an active participant.  For most of our clients, this is perceived as “play”.

The goal in Occupational Therapy is the same regardless of the diagnosis or the age - to achieve age appropriate functional skills.  The focus at Plano Therapeutic Services is not only to achieve the developmental and functional goals set for each child, but to work with the client's family as well.