Unlike physical therapy that focuses on body movements (gross motor skills), the goal of occupational therapy is to improve fine motor skills and the ability to perform the activities and functions of daily life.
Basal Therapies believes in a comprehensive approach to occupational therapy, starting with formal evaluations and informal behavioral observations to determine each child’s:
- Fine motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Motor planning
- Body coordination
- Organizational skills
- Sensory processing
Once the child’s area(s) of need are identified an individualized treatment plan, based on evidence-based practices, is created and implemented. Just like kids, no two treatment plans are alike and each therapy is based on professional evaluations, assessments, and valuable input from both the child and the family.