Occupational Therapy

Program Director: RJ Navarro, OT/L, cNDT, Doctor of Physical Therapy (candidate)

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As a part of the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, occupational therapy (OT) uses purposeful activities to enhance and facilitate skill development to participate in meaningful activities. Occupational therapy addresses the underlying skills needed to effectively complete meaningful tasks to maximize functional and academic achievement up to age 18 including early intervention. Occupational therapy provides evaluation and treatment to improve children’s fine motor skills, activities of daily living (including eating, dressing, hygiene, toileting and play activities), oral motor skills and adaptive seating needs. Occupational therapy focuses on helping children achieve independence in all areas of their lives.
When skill and strength cannot be developed or improved, the occupational therapist offers creative modifications and/or adaptations for carrying out meaningful tasks.

Occupational therapy addresses the following issues:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Functional grasp development
  • Functional strengthening & functional balance
  • Functional mobility
  • Visual-motor skills
  • Handwriting skills
  • Self-care skills/independent living skills
  • Motor planning skills
  • Neuro-motor skills
  • Sensory processing/integration issues
  • Early intervention

Diagnoses Served

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Birth Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cognitive delay
  • Cognitive-perceptual disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Fragile X
  • High risk or at risk infants
  • Intellectual disability
  • Learning problems
  • PDD sensory modulation and sensory processing
  • Spina bifida
  • Traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
  • Visual disorders

Evaluation and Treatment

Evaluations are typically 30-60 minutes. Through standardized assessments and observations, the underlying skills that need improving will be identified and then be addressed during subsequent therapy sessions that typically last 60 minutes. By identifying and improving these underlying skills, one will have greater success in functional tasks, self-care, independent living and academic achievement.

Additional Resources

What to Expect – Occupational Therapy


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Address: 6867 Southpoint Drive North, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904.619.6071 | Fax: 904.212.0309 | Email: info@keystonebehavioral.com
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