Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Your child’s life is made up of occupations, or everyday activities. These occupations include playing, learning, sleeping, interacting with friends, getting dressed, and other daily activities. Many of us generally don’t think about a child’s daily occupations until he or she has challenges doing them.

Our goal at The Emerge Center is to help your child be the best he or she can be. In occupational therapy, our licensed therapists are skilled professionals who use research and scientific evidence to ensure that their interventions help your child achieve his or her goals. With strong knowledge of a person’s psychological, physical, emotional, sensory, cognitive, and social makeup, occupational therapists can evaluate how your child’s condition (or risk for one) is affecting his or her participation in life and provide ways to overcome any barriers while using a holistic perspective. Our OT’s work hand-in-hand with your child’s team to develop their sensory-motor skills, visual motor skills, self-help skills (dressing, grooming, and feeding). We strive to build a solid foundation of skills that are applicable to your child’s future development.

At Emerge, we offer state of the art services for patients in the Baton Rouge area in a variety of settings. Our indoor sensory gym gives children the opportunity to learn through play in an interactive, structured environment. Here they improve their fine motor skills and develop a good body scheme in order to engage in typical play activities. We have a cafeteria where our patients can practice eating in social settings and in environments simulating a school cafeteria. Our outdoor playground gives our patients an opportunity to practice motor skills on playground equipment that they would encounter in their backyard, at a park or at school. OT can be combined with our Foundation Program (Group Speech-Language therapy), and our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program to provide multiple interventions in tandem, reinforcing the child’s overall therapeutic goals.