Occupational Therapy  

Whether you're concerned about a specific area of your child's development or  our child is diagnosed with special needs, our highly skilled occupational therapists focus on the whole child to improve function in daily activities.

From initial evaluation through intervention, our therapists are guided by your child's individual needs and strengths and strive to engage him or her in “just right challenges” to build confidence along with skills. 

Pilar developed important skills in her therapies 
that could be applied at home and in the classroom.
- Read Pilar's story

Areas that may be addressed in treatment include:

  • sensory processing and modulation
  • postural motor skills
  • motor planning
  • gross and fine motor development
  • visual perceptual and visual motor integration skills
  • handwriting
  • play and social communication skills
  • self-regulation
  • attention and organizational abilities
  • self-help skills including development of oral motor and feeding skills

Therapists work closely with your family and welcome collaboration with other providers to support your child’s functioning at home, school and in the community. Their techniques are developed to elicit joy in play and support independence in daily activities.

St. David's Center Occupational Therapists
An occupational therapist works with a child in one of our therapy gyms

About Our Therapists

Our occupational therapists have a broad range of knowledge and expertise to meet the individual needs of children and families including:

  • Advanced training and experience with
    • sensory processing and sensory integration disorders
    • postural motor difficulties
    • motor planning deficits
    • autism spectrum disorders
    • attention and learning disorders
    • fine and visual motor difficulties
    • complex neurobiological and behavioral disorders
    • infant regulatory disorders and oral-motor / sensory-based feeding disorders
  • Individualized evaluations and intervention planning
  • Co-treatment with speech pathologists, collaboration with other providers and home program development for families  
  • Knowledge-based best practices, innovation in service delivery and family-centered services 
  • Committment to ongoing professional development through community outreach and internships for masters level occupational therapy students

Payment/Funding

All major insurance, Medical Assistance/TEFRA, PMAPs and private pay.

Learn More

To learn more, contact the Central Office of Resources and Enrollment (CORE) at 952.548.8700 or coreinfo@stdavidscenter.org.

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