Occupational Therapy supports a child’s independence in every aspect of their life from initiating reaching for toys to getting dressed and writing their name. Each child has the potential to achieve some degree of independence with their home and school environment. By facilitating strengthening of trunk and shoulder muscles and refining the use of an index finger and thumb, Britain Center therapists can help a child pick up a Cheerio and get it in to their mouth.
Therapists work with parents to identify goals for their child, and then offer age appropriate strategies and activities that will help the child achieve the desired outcome. Occupational therapy can encompass many different areas including visual perceptual skills, fine motor, sensory integration, self help and pre-writing. We work with children individually for therapy and also in the preschool classroom to help aid generalization of skills to various settings.
The Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center is located in the Life Dynamics Building on the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Campus, 9120 W. 75th Street. For more information, contact us via phone at 913-676-2253