What is Occupational Therapy?

Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on the foundational components that support development. Pediatric therapists work to promote functional independence in a child’s “occupations”, such as play, self help tasks and school related skills. Flip for Function therapy addresses all areas of development, with specialized expertise in challenges with sensory processing, gross and fine motor skill development, strengthening, motor planning, self-regulation and social skills that may be impacting daily living tasks such as eating, playing, sleeping, dressing, toileting, behavioral and emotional responses, communication, learning or social interactions.

At Flip for Function, we are guided by the desire to treat the underlying cause, not just the symptom, in order to create lasting change and equip your child with the skills necessary to succeed. We believe your child is unique with their own set of strengths and we use those to provide meaningful play and activity to promote maximum engagement and aim to increase self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment by meeting your child where they are and creating a “just right” challenge.

Flip for Function is helpful in addressing the following:

  • Sensory Processing

  • Coordination

  • Upper Extremity Strength

  • Core and Postural Control

  • Motor Planning & Sequencing

  • Social Skills

  • Balance

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills

  • Range of Motion

  • Self Regulation

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Developmental Delay

  • Down syndrome

  • Play

  • Confidence

  • And more!

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We’re in the community instead of clinics

Instead of a clinical environment, your child participates in therapy or recreational gymnastics in gymnastic centers. Wherever they turn, they recognize they are in a community space full of children and adults and FUN, EXCITING equipment. Most of the time, they are having so much fun, they don’t realize it’s therapy. We also like the two birds, one stone approach - addressing therapeutic needs while also participating in a sport.

 

We offer Recreational, athletic opportunities

Children with different needs often have limited options when it comes to recreational activities, which can lead to social isolation, obesity and mental and emotional challenges. Whether participating in our therapy or gymnastics program, they will receive gymnastics instruction and participate on gymnastics equipment, such as uneven and parallel bars, balance beams, and pommel horses.

 
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We offer “homework” and individualized goals

Whether in our therapy or recreation program, you child will receive activities to do at home as well as their own goals. Goals for therapy and recreational programs look a little different. Therapy goals are geared towards functional independence in developmental areas and recreational goals have more focus on gymnastics skill attainment as well as behaviors expected in a class environment.