Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists help children acquire the skills necessary for completing activities of daily living (ADL) in order for them to gain functional independence and maintain the skills necessary to grow into independent adults. Occupational therapy consists of skilled interventions to improve self-care, sensory deficits, fine motor, and coordination difficulties by helping clients develop and strengthen their independence during daily “occupations.”

Our occupational therapists assess and treat children who need assistance with the following: 

  • Is unable to complete age-appropriate self-care skills
  • Has difficulty completing fine motor activities (e.g., coloring, cutting, tracing, stringing beads, stacking blocks, manipulating clothing fasteners)
  • Does not demonstrate an established hand dominance, or has poor or illegible handwriting
  • Appears clumsy or uncoordinated
  • Has difficulty completing new movement activities
  • Has difficulty with visual tracking and/or crossing midline
  • Expresses distress during self-care activities
  • Is a picky eater
  • Craves excessive movement or physical contact
  • Is easily distracted or emotionally reactive
  • Overreacts to sensory input such as touch, sound, movement
  • Does not seem aware of sensory input
  • Has poor hand-eye coordination
  • Has difficulty completing puzzles

Occupational Therapy helps address a variety of needs, which may include:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) – bathing/showering, dressing, feeding, personal hygiene/grooming, and toileting
  • Adaptive Equipment/Assistive Technology – any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve a child’s independence
  • Fine Motor Coordination – ability to control the small movements of the hands and fingers to manipulate objects like zipping, buttoning, and eating
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s) – activities to support daily life within the home and community (e.g., care of pets, driving, financial management, meal prep/clean-up)
  • Motor Planning – ability to organize the body’s actions (i.e., knowing what steps to take, and in what order, to complete a particular task)
  • Oculomotor Control – ability to maintain visual stability and control eye movements, improve reading and writing skills
  • Sensory Processing – ability to receive and interpret sensory information from the body and environment to generate a functional response or action
  • Visual-Motor Integration – ability to correctly perceive visual information, process it, and move hands or body accordingly

Our occupational therapists keep records of the initial evaluation, progress, and discharge of clients. This helps pinpoint problems, track client progress, and justify the cost of treatment when applying for reimbursement. We are able to provide occupational therapy services at our center in Northfield, in-home within the Cleveland-Akron region and online for any Ohio resident.

Are you seeking compassionate, individualized occupational therapy for your child? We serve children of all ages up to 21-years. Contact the team at Peak Potential Therapy, based in Northfield.  To begin the process of registering your child for occupational therapy, complete the Registration Form today. Our Fee Schedule can be found below.

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Occupational Therapy Testimonial

“Our experience has been life-changing for our family. We have seen so much growth in our child since initiating therapy. It is an incredible feeling to be able to watch your child transform into a happier and more independent kid. We are so grateful to have Peak Potential in our lives.” – Lawanda Isaac (Google review: December 2020)

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American Occupational Therapy Association

Fee Schedule & Insurance

A fee schedule and a list of health insurances accepted at Peak Potential Therapy can be found on our Policies page.

Grant Funding Sources

We understand that for many families, finding financial assistance and grant funding for therapy services can be a struggle. To help make it easier to access these resources, we’ve compiled an extensive list of grant sources. These sources can provide financial assistance with a variety of therapy services provided by Peak Potential Therapy.

We also accept the CareCredit healthcare credit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed exclusively for healthcare services with special financing options such as those offered by Peak Potential Therapy.

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