Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is therapy aimed at helping people gain and maintain the "occupations" of their lives. These occupations include eating, sleeping, bathing, playing, dressing and grooming, socializing, leisure pursuits, and succeeding in a scholastic setting. A child's occupation is play.

At Idaho Therapy Source, play is the main approach used in therapy with the children. Seeing as no two children are alike, every therapy session is tailored toward each child's specific goals and family objectives for their own personal successes. Children are scheduled according to their social needs, grouped with same age peers as much as possible, for ongoing success in one of the most important occupation we have as humans relating to each other.

The therapists at Idaho Therapy Source are skilled in treating children with the following diagnoses (select the picture or title to read more):

Pediatric occupational therapy applies several strategies, or "modalities" to challenge children's abilities and to develop their various gross and fine motor skills. From working with these modalities, OTs have been able to create several programs that test and integrate the various modalities to optimize children's developmental success.

The therapists and staff at Idaho Therapy Source are certified in the application of the following treatment programs:

  • Attention, Memory & Processing Skills (AMPS)
  • Sensory Integration & Praxis Test (SIPT)
  • Therapeutic Listening

Attention Deficit Disorders

ADD and ADHD intervention and treatment are gaining traction. Idaho Therapy Source encounters and treats attention deficit challenges on a daily basis...

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Idaho Therapy Source treats a wide variety and various degrees (hence: spectrum) of autism disorders. Autism spectrum disorders can include....

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy treatment can often improve or sustain a child’s capabilities. Where cerebral palsy is concerned, occupational therapy focuses on optimizing...

Down Sydrome

There is no single, standard treatment for Down syndrome. Occupational therapy helps find ways to adjust everyday tasks and conditions...

Traumatic Brain Injuries

The broad spectrum of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms and disabilities contribute to the complexity of any TBI...

Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory processing disorders infuse many of the conditions that therapists encounter. Sensory processing disorder is a condition...