Pediatric Occupational Therapy in Michigan

Occupational therapists are experts in your child’s occupation “play”. At Blossom we meet your child where they are at developmentally and individualize treatment to target the concerns of families and your child. Our therapists start by building therapeutic relationships, then build on skills needed to progress along the developmental ladder across the following areas: sensory processing, engagement, functional movement, play, and learning skills that children require to fully participate in everyday tasks across various environments.

Collaboration is Key with our Occupational Therapy Treatment Plans

Parent input is a vital part of the success of your child’s progress in Occupational Therapy. We work closely with you (the parent/guardian) to identify your greatest area(s) of concern and together we identify goals to drive your child’s treatment plan. We provide ongoing communication and encourage parents to join sessions to connect progress in session and at home.

Our therapists have experience and knowledge working with children with a variety of diagnoses, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Poor self-regulation
  • Social Emotional Development Delays
  • Motor Planning Difficulties
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Developmental issues related to complications at birth

Skills Evaluated throughout Treatment Include:

  • Neuromotor Processes
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • ADLs (Activities of Daily Living/Self Care Skills)
  • Sensory Regulation
  • Sensory Based Motor Skills
  • Sensory Discrimination
  • Ocular Motor Function
  • Social Emotional Development
  • Feeding Challenges

Play Based and Client Centered Interventions Used:

  • DIR/Floortime Model

    • A relationship-based approach to therapy; supporting social emotional development through play while led by a child’s individual differences.
  • Sensory Integration Therapy

    • An approach involving a sensory rich environment, self-regulation and co-regulation strategies, and identifying sensory preferences for overall sensory health.
  • STAR Frame of Reference

    • Trauma informed and neurodiversity affirming model; guide clients to develop motor mastery and nervous system regulation as a team approach with families.
  • Neurodivergent approach to Autism
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • SOS and FOODTIME Approaches to feeding needs

Blossom Children’s Center Occupational Therapy locations in Metro Detroit

We offer Occupational Therapy services at the following locations:

  • Novi, MI
  • Brighton, MI
  • Canton, MI (coming soon 2024)

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