Occupational Therapy for Children in Houston, TX
Daisy Kids Care Answers Your Occupational Therapy FAQs
Daisy Kids Care offers occupational therapy for children in Houston, TX. Our occupational services are designed to help children with developmental delays improve their independence. We’re able to do this by customizing an occupational therapy treatment plan to match your child’s needs. Our occupational therapy can help children who suffer from poor motor skills and sensory issues. We aim to help children improve your child’s independence. We offer occupational therapy services in the comfort of your home as well as in our office. When you choose us, you’ll receive a same-week evaluation. Every parent wants their child to grow and be successful. Schedule an occupational therapy appointment for your child and find out how we can help.
How Can An Occupational Therapist Improve Writing?
If your child has difficulty writing, it may indicate that their fine motor skills are delayed. Every child develops differently. However, if you feel your child is significantly falling behind their peers, occupational therapy can help. Our occupational therapists will identify the underlying issue, which could include muscle strength, endurance, coordination, or motor control, and provide you with exercises that can be performed at home or in the office to improve their handwriting. Handwriting is essential for a child’s success in school and can be corrected with the right OT plan.
How Do I Know If My Child Has Sensory Processing Issues?
If a child suffers from a sensory processing issue, they have difficulty responding appropriately and consistently to incoming sensory information, such as sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. There are many ways in which this may present itself in your child. If your child has sensory processing issues, you may find that they:
- appear disinterested in things happening around them
- are easily distracted and have trouble paying attention
- are continually moving; spinning, running, or jumping
- have an intense reaction to sounds and touch
- have delayed social skills
- have difficulty maintaining a sleep schedule
- always make sounds; such as humming or whistling
What Is Proprioception and Body Awareness?
By definition, proprioception is the perception or awareness of the position and movement of one’s body. Proprioception allows us to understand what our bodies are doing without having to think about it—for instance, writing on a keyboard. You’re able to tap on the keys and exert enough pressure without “slamming” down on them. This can apply to a wide variety of day-to-day activities that your child may find challenging.
What Is the Vestibular System?
The vestibular system is a sensory system that is located beyond our eardrum. It’s responsible for providing our body with various sensory information, including balance and motion, making it one of the most important developmental systems. If your child’s vestibular system is under-developed, it may have an adverse effect on certain movements. You may also notice they seem uncoordinated or “clumsy.” Occupational therapy can provide a plan to help your child.
When Should My Child Be Able To Write Their Own Name?
It’s important to understand that every child develops differently. Some children may be able to write their name as early as three years old, while others may take longer. This alone doesn’t necessarily mean your child is struggling with their fine motor skills. However, if you feel your child is struggling, early intervention occupational therapy may improve their skills and confidence. Our experienced occupational therapy team will help determine if an OT treatment plan will benefit your child and help you implement it at home.
When Should My Child Be Able to Dress Themselves?
Learning how to dress themselves is a huge milestone for children and their parents. However, for children with motor skill issues, it can be the source of frustration and challenges. By around four years old, they should handle tasks such as buttoning and zipping, which is essential for getting dressed. At Daisy Kids Care, we can equip parents and children with skills and techniques to alleviate daily dressing stress. All of our treatment is modified to meet the needs of each child.
When Is It Okay to Introduce Screen Time to my Child?
The world is increasingly “plugged in.” Whether it’s the television, a tablet, a smartphone, or a computer, children are exposed to a lot of screen time. Unfortunately, there haven’t been many studies showing the long-term effects that screen time has on children throughout their lives. However, children ages 2 and 3 shouldn’t be getting more than one hour a day of screen time.
Choose the Right Occupational Therapists for Your Child
Daisy Kids Care has worked with many families to help improve the day-to-day life of children with motor and sensory issues. Our team is compassionate and knowledgeable and can provide you with the right OT plan to help improve your child’s life. Contact us today to get started.
Why Choose Us?
- No Wait Lists
- Comprehensive Care
- Fast & Easy Transitions
- One-On-One Patient Care
- Locally Family Owned & Operated
- Ongoing Quality Monitoring & Improvement