Occupational therapy

teen male practicing hand eye coordination activity in occupational therapy treatment space

At Children's Wisconsin, our occupational therapists work with infants, kids and teens to develop and restore the skills needed for everyday life. 

Conditions we treat:

Treatment:

At Children’s, our occupational therapists collaborate closely with medical teams from sports medicine, orthopedics, neurosciences, primary care, psychology and physical medicine and rehab. Treatment plans are developed based on the mutually-agreed upon goals of the child, parents and medical team.

  • Activities designed to help build skills for activities of daily living such as feeding, dressing, grooming, bathing and toileting
  • Development of fine motor skills to help with small, controlled movements used in activities such as handwriting
  • Neurodevelopmental handling techniques to facilitate muscle activation and motor patterning
  • Play-based therapeutic activities to support function in a child’s natural environment
  • Custom splinting and serial casting to protect, position, and improve extremity function
  • Guidance and fitting for durable medical equipment including wheelchairs, orthotics, and bracing

Specialty services:

Concussion and Brain Injury Rehab

  • Awareness to vestibular, cervicogenic and physiological considerations allow patients to return to prior levels of function safely and effectively

Hand Therapy

  • Custom made orthotics and rehabilitation for non-surgical and post-surgical finger hand/elbow injuries

Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) techniques

  • Therapeutic handling and movement analysis to facilitate motor patterning and functional improvements

Lymphedema management

  • Including advice on lifestyle changes, exercise prescription, wrapping and compression techniques

Constraint-induced therapy

  • Involving intensive training for patients with limited motor function in one extremity

Mobility

  • Go Baby Go provides kids with developmental delays a safe and fun way to practice independence

 

State-of-the-art facilities

Our occupational therapy facilities were designed specifically for kids and teens. These light and airy treatment spaces are equipped with colorful and engaging tools and toys that simulate everyday living. Outpatient occupational therapy is available at Children's regional clinic locations at Delafield, Kenosha, Mequon and New Berlin

occupational therapist with young girl practicing a hand and eye coordination activity

occupational therapist treating a boy who is sitting on an exercise ball practicing a hand and eye coordination activity.

Meet our occupational therapists

  • To make your child's appointment, call Central Scheduling at (414) 607-5280
  • To schedule an appointment in Neenah, call (920) 969-7991, option 4.

Teaching Sheets are written by Children's staff and include the most important information for families to know when caring for their child. Access the teaching sheets.