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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Identifying & treating issues impacting a child's everyday life

Pediatric Occupational Therapy helps children gain independence by improving their ability to complete every day activities in their daily environments -- at home, school or play. At Northern Inyo Hospital 's Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic, our knowledgeable and caring Pediatric Occupational Therapists are skilled at identifying and treating underlying difficulties impacting your child's everyday life.

In Occupational Therapy, the word "occupations" refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families, and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life.

For children this often includes:

  • Play
  • School
  • Rest/Sleep
  • Self-Care
  • Social Interactions

For teens this often includes:

  • Health Management
  • Meal Preparation
  • Financial Management
  • Community Mobility

Common Diagnoses Treated

Children may require occupational therapy with or without the presence of a medical condition. Kids with the following medical conditions are considered to be ‘at risk’ for delays in skills impacting participation in home and school environments.

  • Birth injuries or birth defects
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
  • Learning problems
  • Autism/pervasive developmental disorders
  • Behavioral problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Cerebral palsy & other chronic illnesses
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Motor & coordination problems
  • Orthopedic & neuromuscular conditions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Chromosomal & genetic abnormalities
  • Feeding disorders
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Executive Functioning Deficit

A word about Mental Health

If psychological issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, etc. are affecting successful participation in meaningful occupations, occupational therapy can help! We use an action and cognitive-based approach to improve performance and satisfaction in valued roles and routines across their day.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy services are provided on the NIHD campus, 150 Pioneer Lane, Bishop. To schedule an appointment or ask for more information, please call (760) 873-2122