A. An allied health profession, working under a medical doctor's orders,
in which the therapist is educated to improve a person's occupational
performance. A pediatric occupational therapist works with the child and
family to improve a child's play, education, or self-care skills,
including adaptive equipment and splinting. An occupational therapist
will evaluate the child's gross motor, fine motor, sensory integration,
visual perceptual and self-care care skills. If the child and family
would benefit from occupational therapy, the occupational therapist will
recommend treatment and will utilize their knowledge of sensory
integration, anatomy, neurology, kinesiology, child development,
occupational therapy frames of reference, medical diagnosis and current
research to improve the child's occupational performance. Therapy is
then provided for the child through their occupation of play.
A. To have at least a Bachelors Degree in OT from an accredited college.
Many OTs have their Master's Degree or PhD in OT. They have to pass the
National Certification Exam to be a registered OT. Different states have
different laws about being licensed but all must be registered, to use
OTR. A COTA, a certified occupational therapy assistant requires a two
year associates degree and must work under an OTR at all times.
A. We accept most private insurances, Medicaid, Peachcare for Kids,
Amerigroup, Peachstate, Care Source, Private Pay. Payment plans are available for private pay.
A. OT takes place in the child's natural environment this includes home daycare and private schools.
A. All therapy is performed through various mediums of play. Most toys will be familiar to parents but with a therapeutic twist.
A. Call the office and make an appointment. have your insurance and pediatrician info available. paperwork willl be emailed to you. our office will obtain a prescription from your doctor and any prioe approval.