OSF Children's Hospital

Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy To promote motor and sensory development for integration into functional life skills...

Occupational therapy evaluates general development, fine motor, self-care, upper extremity function, visual-perceptual skills, sensory processing, eye-hand coordination, handwriting, motor planning, and play skills.  It also assesses the need for adaptive equipment or devices for positioning, seating, and to increase independence or caregiver ease of self-care skills.  In all services, parent involvement in treatment is encouraged and needed.

Specialized programs:

  • Acute rehabilitation
  • Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Constraint induced movement therapy
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Handwriting
  • Interactive Metronomes
  • Sensory integration
  • Upper Extremity Splinting and Casting


Occupational therapy benefits children with various difficulties or disabilities, including: 

  • Occupational Therapy History of premature birth or delayed development
  • Delayed or uncoordinated fine motor development
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Orthopedic conditions affecting upper extremities
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Learning problems
  • Neuromuscular conditions.