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If you are having an emergency or crisis, please call 800-562-8909

Occupational Therapists help individuals gain independence while also strengthening the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills needed to function and socialize.

Intervention can include focusing on areas related to: 

  • Improving fine motor skills so a child can grasp
    and release toys and develop good handwriting
    skills
  • Addressing hand-eye coordination to improve play
    and school skills (hitting a target, batting a ball,
    copying from a blackboard, etc.) 
  • Learning basic tasks (such as bathing, getting
    dressed, brushing teeth, and feeding themselves) 
  • Maintaining positive behaviors in all environments (e.g., instead of
    hitting others or acting out, using positive ways to deal with anger,
    such as writing about feelings or participating in a physical activity)
  • Evaluating the need for specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs,
    splints, bathing equipment, dressing devices, or communication aids
  • Improving attention and social skills to allow development of interpersonal relationships. 

ELIGIBILITY: 

Individuals may require occupational therapy when any
neurodevelopmental delays are present, not just those
with Autism. At the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, we treat children-to-young adults who
present with diagnoses including Down Syndrome,
Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, or even non-specific diagnoses
such as global developmental delay or sensory processing difficulties. 

Our Occupational Therapy (OT) Department has been fully
staffed with three providers since July 22. At this time, the wait
for OT services is less than one month.  

Tiffany Diehl

606.326.2878

t.diehl@pathways-ky.org

Judith “Paige” Smith

606.326.2878

jsmith@pathways-ky.org