Occupational therapy addresses delays and disorders that affect the fine motor control that is needed for activities such as picking up small objects, feeding yourself, hand-eye coordination, and copying and tracing designs and letters. It can also involve sensory integration.
Occupational therapists assist children in learning life skills. These life skills can include self-help skills (feeding, bathing, and dressing), fine motor skills (hand skills and dexterity), social skills, neuromotor development, and sensory integration. They can also address difficulties with feeding and/or oral motor skills.
Our occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants have passed a National Examination and are licensed in the state of South Carolina. We have occupational therapists trained in sensory integration, Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, S.O.S. Feeding Therapy, SaeBo Flex, Therapressure Protocol, NDT, Handwriting without Tears, and Alert Program for Self-Regulation.
If your child is not meeting developmental milestones for fine motor skills, self-help skills, and/or has difficulties with sensory integration, he/she may benefit from an Occupational Therapy evaluation. Newborn feeding evaluations for breast and bottle feeding challenges are also available. To schedule an appointment, please call either our Spartanburg clinic at 864-595-4225 or our Greenville clinic 864-627-0009.
An exercise program that is performed in the water. It uses the physical properties of water to assist in healing and exercise performance.
A computer-based training program that improves attention, coordination, and timing for individual's with sensory processing difficulties.
SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapy
A program that allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way. It follows a hierarchy of feeding, from tolerating foods in the room, interacting with foods, smelling, touching, tasting, and eventually eating the food.
Sensory Integration Therapy
A program that involves specific sensory activities (swinging, bouncing, brushing, etc.) to help the child regulate his/her sensory response.
Handwriting Without Tears
A program that focuses on making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill that children can master.
Alert Program for Self Regulation
A program that teaches children a variety of strategies to strengthen their abilities to learn, interact with others, and work or play. Children not only learn to monitor their level of alertness, but improve in self-esteem and self-confidence skills.
A program that integrates the auditory, visual, and vestibular systems. It creates opportunities for an adaptive response to sensory input which completes the sensorimotor neurological circuits underlying all function.
Myofascial Release (MFR)
MFR is a gentle hands on technique that releases the fascia. Fascia is a 3-D connective tissue that runs head to toe without interruption. It surrounds all parts of our body, muscle, bone, nerves, organs, blood vessels, down to the cellular level. Who would benefit? Everyone! Spasms/spasticity, restricted range of motion, neurological dysfunction, back pain, cervical pain, chronic pain, head trauma, fibromyalgia, headaches, cerebral palsy, CVA, etc.
A program where a child listens to specially designed music that is individually selected for each child by a trained therapist to improve such things as attention, emotional state, self regulation, motor planning, and social skills.
Infant Breast and Bottle Feeding
Oral motor and feeding/sucking skills are evaluated and treated based on the needs of both the infant and the mother.