Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Located in Massapequa & East Northport, NY
Our team at Sensational Development has been committed to helping children and their families for over 15 years. We provide top-notch pediatric occupational therapy services that empower children, teens, and young adults to reach their fullest potential for success in life.
Give your child the opportunity to become sensational! Call us at (516) 799-2900 or reach out to us online to schedule an appointment with our compassionate team.
What Is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?
Pediatric occupational therapy is a specialized type of healthcare that focuses on helping children develop the skills they need to participate in daily activities. When we say “occupations,” we mean the basic tasks and routines in which children participate every day, such as play, self-care, and school-related activities. Our experienced therapists work with children to help them achieve their developmental skills so they can lead fulfilling lives.
Signs Your Child May Need
Difficulty with fine motor skills like handwriting
Frequent meltdowns or overreactions to sounds, textures, etc.
Challenges with focus, attention, and organization
Trouble with self-care activities like dressing or hygiene
Difficulty making friends or playing with others
Challenges with communication
Trouble with feeding or nursing
Struggles with learning, reading, or writing
Why Choose Sensational Development
For over 15 years, our team at Sensational Development has helped families with exceptional occupational therapy services in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Our treatments are play-based and child-led to keep your child engaged during their treatment and excited to work on their developmental skills. We provide family-oriented care because we value your involvement in the therapy process, and we take the time to help you learn more about your child’s needs and the best ways to help them succeed in life.
Conditions We Treat
Sensory processing disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Speech and language disorders
Learning delays and disorders
Feeding delays or disorders
Individual Occupational Therapy Treatment Modalities
We understand that every child is unique, and their therapeutic needs vary. That’s why we offer a range of individual pediatric occupational therapy treatment modalities to address specific challenges.
Kinesio tape is a treatment method designed to support and stabilize muscles and joints through the use of colorful elastic tape. This technique can improve muscle function, reduce pain, and empower children to move their bodies effectively.
Therapeutic Listening uses music to help children with occupational delays and sensory processing challenges. It provides specific auditory input (music) that simulates a child’s nervous system and helps them achieve developmental milestones.
The Interactive Metronome is a computer program that gives children games and other activities to work on to improve their occupational skills. This evidence-based technique can improve attention, coordination, and overall motor planning abilities.
Bal-a-Vis-X is a multi-sensory program that works on balance, auditory, and vision through fun exercises. This treatment can improve a child’s attention, coordination, and sensory integration so they can handle daily activities more easily.
Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique
This technique, also called the Wilbarger Protocol, uses deep pressure input from a specialized brush to help children who are extremely sensitive to touch. Through “pressure brushing,” children can overcome their sensory processing challenges for success in life.
Astronaut Training is a sound activated visual-vestibular protocol developed by Mary Kawar and Sheila Frick.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Don’t wait to make a positive change in your child’s life. Call us at (516) 799-2900 to schedule an appointment and start your child’s journey toward a brighter, more independent future.