Pediatric Occupational & Physical Therapists
Serving Fairfield & Westchester Counties
Welcome to OT-Kids! We have been providing occupational and physical therapy services to the children of Fairfield & Westchester Counties since 2008. Our therapists are dedicated to creating an environment that encourages children to soar to their highest potential through individualized programs focused on functional independence, effective sensory processing, appropriate motor development, healthy living habits and successful social interactions. We provide intervention to infants, toddlers and children of all ages and abilities, including but not limited to diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, sensory processing disfunction, learning disabilities, feeding impairment, orthopedic and neurological impairment.
Intervention is provided at our two state of the art sensory gyms located in Fairfield & Stamford CT. Our Fairfield clinic is located within the Harbor Light Therapy and Social Center, a multi-disciplinary therapeutic facility providing Speech & Language Pathology, ABA Therapy, Child Psychological Services, Music Therapy, and Pediatric Social Work as part of our partnership with the Harbor Light Foundation. Our team of highly qualified and experienced practitioners ensures that each child receives an individualized plan of care that is focused on each Childs individual needs. Our multi-disciplinary team approach supports children that require multiple therapies to be provided in one convenient location, while allowing for frequent and on-going consultation and collaboration amongst team members.
What is the Difference between Pediatric OT & PT
It can be difficult to understand the difference between what a pediatric OT and pediatric PT might do in a clinical enviroinment. Pediatric PT's support children in their attainment of gross motor skills and functional mobility. Strength, balance, coordination and motor planning (praxis) are all necessary skills for a child to have before they can achieve developmental milestones from infancy through adolescence. PT's support children with skills including but not limited to rolling, crawling, cruising, sitting, walking, running, climbing, jumping. They will often be involved in intervention for children that have torticolis, are toe walking, have low/high muscle tone, decreased endurance, are clumsy or trip and fall often or have difficulty with daily living skills such as walking, ascending or descending stairs, or engaging in age appropriate athletics.
The word occupation is defined as a "JOB OR PROFESSION" and childrens primary jobs are to play, learn and socialize, but sometimes, success in one or more of these areas does not come naturally for a child. Occupational Therapists help children succeed in all of their occupations by helping to identify what might be impacting their success or independence while encouraging development of age appropriate skills and the confidence to succeed across all environments. Pediatric OT's incorporate play into all of our sessions because play is the most important occupation of all!
We use the foundation of play to help children reach their highest potential in the areas of Self Care, Motor Coordination, Sensory Processing,Self Regulation, Feeding/Oral Motor Function, Visual Perception/Visual Motor Skills, Socialization.
Schedule a Consult or Evaluation
We look forward to working with you and your family. To begin the intervention process please call our office at (203) 530-2108 or complete the Contact Us form on this website. Our team will reach out to schedule an intake phone call where we will discuss any concerns you have for your child and why you think OT or PT intervention might help. During this call we will answer any questions that you have and discuss the next steps for starting therapeutic intervention.
Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule an initial intake consultation!