Occupational Therapy

ChildServe Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy promotes skills for living. Occupational therapists use activities and play to increase function, enhance development, and help children and young adults achieve independence. An occupational therapist can evaluate a child’s skills for play activities, school performance, and activities of daily living and compare them to what is developmentally appropriate for a particular age group.

At ChildServe, our occupational therapists provide children and young adults with fun, positive, and meaningful activities to help improve cognitive, motor, and physical function. We encourage family members to be active participants in the development of goals and therapeutic activities in order to address each child’s individual needs.

Occupational therapy focus of treatment may include:
  • Fine Motor Skills / Handwriting
  • Visual–Motor & Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Sensory Processing
  • Motor Planning / Coordination
  • Splinting / Joint Mobility / Casting
  • Developmental Skills / Play Skills
  • Adaptive Equipment Recommendation/Prescription
  • Wheelchair Positioning & Prescription
  • Environmental Modification / Accessibility
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Spasticity Management
  • Therapeutic Positioning
  • Neuro-reeducation
  • Prescription of Restorative/Maintenance Programs
Specialized Services
  • Upper Extremity Serial Casting
  • Home Assessment
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • Custom Splinting

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Does my child need occupational therapy?

Your child may be referred for occupational therapy services if he or she exhibits delays or challenges in any of the following:

  • Fine motor and dexterity skills
  • Hand-eye coordination or visual skills
  • Sensory processing skills that get in the way of the child’s ability to complete everyday activities, like:
    • Self-care (feeding, dressing, hygiene)
    • Play
    • Community participation (school, church, playgrounds)
  • Orthopedic or neurological conditions that require skill-building, special equipment or adaptations for the child to succeed in daily life
  • More than a six-month delay in achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones in self-feeding, dressing or play


Rynda Westendorf


Access Specialist

Phone Icon Gaye Johnson 515-727-1476 Case Management