The “occupation” of a child is to play, learn, socialize, and thrive in life. Pediatric Occupational Therapists (OT) at InGym help children to young adults increase their participation by facilitating independence with fine motor and gross motor skills, cognitive skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills to maximize function and socialization at home, school, play and community environments. A rehabilitative approach is used in cases of acute injury or debilitating illness for the child to regain highest level of function with daily routine.


InGym occupational therapists (OT) can help with but not limited to:

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Attention: following instructions
  • Coping skills such as learning to deal with failure
  • Fine motor: handwriting, cutting, coloring, buttoning, zipping, using feeding utensils
  • Gross motor: crawling, climbing, tumbling, swinging, catching/throwing a ball, jumping, kicking
  • Money management
  • Movement and coordination
  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Oral Motor Skills
  • Self-care skills: feeding, dressing, grooming, simple meal preparation, sleep
  • Sensory motor processing and self-regulation
  • Social interactions and relationships: taking turns, playing with peers, sharing
  • Study habits and routines
  • Time management
  • Visual motor perception and integration such as eye-hand coordination
  • Wheelchair mobility


InGym occupational therapists are highly trained to evaluate and treat including but not limited to:

  • Apraxia-Poor motor planning
  • Ataxia-Lack of coordination
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital limb deficiencies
  • Down Syndrome and other genetic disorders
  • Learning differences (dyslexia, dysgraphia)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neurological disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Spina bifida

Evaluations, techniques and modalities practiced by InGym occupational therapists include but not limited to:

  • Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration 6th ed. (BERRY™VMI)
  • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTP-2)
  • Canada Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)
  • Clinical Observation of Motor and Postural Skills (COMPS)
  • Developmental Individual Differences and Relationship (DIR)
  • Handwriting Without Tears®
  • Irelen® Syndrome Screening
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Masgutova Neurosensory Reflex Integration MNRI®
  • Myofascial and Cranial Sacral Release
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Sensory Diets
  • Sensory Integration
  • Sensory Profile
  • Therapeutic Listening®
  • Upper Extremity Splinting