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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Roots To Thrive | Holistic Occupational Therapy | Charleston, SC Occupational Therapy | Integrative solutions to life's difficult challenges

Occupational Therapy (OT) helps children and adolescents increase independence at home and in school, improve academic performance, enjoy the activities of everyday life, and promotes healthy self-esteem.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy helps patients improve physical function, fine motor skills, cognitive planning, self-care, social skills, emotional health, and integrate sensory information more efficiently.

Does my child need occupational therapy?

Children with mild to severe developmental differences due to known and unknown causes, and those with signs of a sensory integration challenge, may show pronounced improvement with occupational therapy intervention. The earlier a problem is identified and treated, the better the outcome will be for your child. 

How is Roots to Thrive different?

We look deeper than the problem or diagnosis, to the root, to determine the best treatment method. We employ a variety of integrative therapy methods including Masgutova neurosensorimotor reflex integration, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, floortime, social-emotional development programs, sensory integration and more. 

Background and Benefits

Occupational Therapy dates back to the 1700’s, when it was discovered that physical and emotional health improved when a patient was able to accomplish activities that gave his life purpose. Occupational Therapy became a recognized health profession in the United States in 1917, and is used today to treat almost every known physical and mental concern.

Our Occupational Therapist treats children from infancy through adolescence with a variety of health concerns, including: developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, sensory integration deficits, cerebral palsy, anxiety, genetic disorders, accidents, sports injuries, surgical rehabilitation, and much more.

Common Diagnoses for Occupational Therapy


• Anxiety

• Aspergers Syndrome
• Auditory Processing Disorder
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Brachial Plexus Injury
• Cerebral Palsy
• Childhood Stroke
• Cognitive Disorders
• Constipation
• Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome
• Delayed Milestones

• Depression
• Developmental Coordination Disorder
• Developmental Delays
• DiGeorges Syndrome
• Doose Syndrome
• Down Syndrome
• Dravet Syndrome
• Dyslexia
• Epilepsy
• Failure to Thrive
• Feeding Difficulties
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
• Fine Motor Delays
• Generalized Weakness
• Genetic/Chromosomal Disorders
• Global Developmental Delays
• Hemiparesis
• High Muscle Tone

• Learning Disabilities
• Low Muscle Tone
• Mitochondrial Disorder
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Neurofibromatosis Type 1
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Oral Motor Weakness
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Post-Surgical Needs
• Prader-Willi Syndrome
• Prematurity
• Pervasive Developmental Disorder
• Reading Disorders
• Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome
• Schizencephaly
• Seizure Disorders
• Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)
• Specific Learning Impairments (SLI)
• Spina Bifida
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Static Encephalopathy
• Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
• Torticollis
• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
• Upper Extremity Deformities
• Vestibular Problems
• Williams Syndrome
• Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome


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