Gross Motor & Balance

For children to carry out skillful, coordinated, and effective movements, whether they are fine motor or gross motor actions, they must have adequate foundation of balance and postural control.  Children with poor posture and or balance often exhibit limited motor skills, in part because the foundation for carrying out skillful movements is not well developed (Case-Smith & O’Brien, 2010).

Fine Motor Control & Handwriting

Dysgraphia is a specific learning disability that affects how easily children acquire and use written language. Dysgraphia involves difficulties with spelling, handwriting, and putting thoughts on paper.

Occupational Therapists evaluate the underlying components that support handwriting, which include muscle strength, endurance, coordination, visual and perceptual abilities, and motor control.

When addressing specific fine motor difficulties, our Occupational Therapists use manipulative play, such as play dough, LEGOs, and board games. Toys such as puzzles, pegboards, beads, and lacing cards can help improve the child’s eye-hand coordination and dexterity.

Dysgraphia is a specific learning disability that affects how easily children acquire and use written language. Dysgraphia involves difficulties with spelling, handwriting, and putting thoughts on paper.

Occupational Therapists evaluate the underlying components that support handwriting, which include muscle strength, endurance, coordination, visual and perceptual abilities, and motor control.

When addressing specific fine motor difficulties, our Occupational Therapists use manipulative play, such as play dough, LEGOs, and board games. Toys such as puzzles, pegboards, beads, and lacing cards can help improve the child’s eye-hand coordination and dexterity.

Attention & Concentration

ADHD may keep child from being able to pay attention, control their activity, and restrain impulsive behavior. These problems may interfere with the child’s ability to follow instructions, complete assignments, and perform tasks at home.  With Occupational Therapy intervention, children can learn to master day-to-day skills and be engaged at school and at home.

SPS offers iLS and Interactive Metronome as supplemental treatment options to improve attention.

Pediatric Feeding

Pediatric feeding and swallowing dysfunction pertains to oral-motor strength and coordination, as well as dietary preferences.  SPS Occupational Therapists can help the child who has difficulty transitioning from a bottle to pureed food, who won’t eat food with certain textures, or who prefers such wheat-based products such as pasta, Goldfish crackers, and white bread.

Visual Integration

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SPS Atlanta occupational therapy services

750 Hammond Drive
Building 4, Suite 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
404-459-9192
frontoffice@sps-atlanta.com