Development is CHILD'S PLAY! is a privately-owned
clinic providing occupational therapy to children with developmental, sensory,
or coordination difficulties.
Issues may include:
- Under or over-reaction to ordinary sensory experiences (e.g., reduced sensation of pain, cries during diaper change)
- Delayed skills or poor coordination (e.g., handwriting, ball skills, bike riding, late with sitting or crawling)
- Difficulty with transitions or changes in routine (e.g., difficulty stopping an activity, needs "warning" about upcoming event)
- Inappropriate, unusual, or repetitive behavior patterns (e.g., stuck on a topic, repeated rocking, hand flapping)
Poor organizational skills or attention skills(e.g., forgetful, loses track of items)
- Extremely picky eating patterns/habits (e.g., limited diet, gags with food)
- Avoidance of activities in which children the same age
are usually proficient (e.g., resists arts and crafts, playground structure, sports)
- Poor self-regulation (e.g, has "melt-downs", doesn't sleep through the night)
Children may or may not have a diagnosis or medical
history that would account for these struggles. For individuals
with a diagnosis or significant history, issues may include
a medical or genetic disorder (e.g., Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome), autism spectrum disorder, learning
disability, attention deficit disorder, or atypical pregnancy, birth, or early development
(e.g., difficult delivery, drug exposure, institutionalization,
maternal or child illness). Early intervention can minimize
struggles and maximize the individual’s potential.
Development is CHILD’S PLAY! hires the best possible
occupational therapists and provides supervision and mentoring
to develop an exceptional staff. We
are a training site for occupational therapy students and interns,
and are an approved site to provide advanced training in sensory
integration intervention for international occupational therapists.
The majority of our staff are certified or are in the process
of obtaining certification in the evaluation and treatment of
sensory processing disorders.