Is your child experiencing issues playing with other children? Difficult grasping a ball or picking up objects? Little Steps pediatric occupational therapy services are essential to make a difference in your child. Playing is a child’s occupation! This activity helps children understand their world and how to interact. Little Steps provides occupational therapy for children with developmental delays to help them learn and grow socially as well as emotionally.
At Little Steps, we love children and wanted to make a special place for kids to heal. That place became the Little Steps in Glenview, Illinois.
Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on helping children achieve independence in all areas of their lives. This type of therapy focuses on activities that assist children to develop the skills of everyday life like feeding and dressing, which “occupy” a child’s day. For a child, their work is their play as they develop their abilities to explore their world and do things independently. Specializing in occupational therapy for children, in the Chicagoland area especially in Glenview, the Little Steps staff will work with the family to address skills such as sensory motor processing, self-regulation, positioning, as well as fine motor activities. These skills help a child with developmental delays, to use his or her index finger and thumb to grasp small things such as toys or bits of food, an essential part of their early learning needs.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy can help kids with a variety of areas from fine motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, cognitive skills, and sensory-processing deficits. Occupational therapists can address psychological, social and a variety of environmental factors that may affect the way a child functions in different settings.
Our Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Little Steps specializes but are not limited to:
- Birth injuries or birth defects
- Traumatic injuries
- Autism/pervasive developmental disorders
- Sensory processing disorders
- Developmental delays
- Post-surgical conditions
- Hand injuries
- Chronic illnesses
For more information about occupational therapy, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.