Occupational Therapy evaluations address the following areas:

  • Fine Motor Skills: hand dominance, dexterity, pencil grasp, self-care tasks such as feeding, dressing, manipulating fasteners and tying shoes.

  • Gross Motor Skills: muscle strength, postural control, balance, coordination, jumping and climbing.

  • Motor Planning/Praxis: conceiving, planning, sequencing and executing actions for new/unfamiliar motor tasks.

  • Sensory Processing: the process in the nervous system that takes in sensory information from our environment and produces an adaptive response.
  • Visual-Motor Skills/Handwriting: cutting, coloring, tracing and copying, handwriting and keyboarding.