Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists at CHKD help children of all ages overcome and adapt to the challenges of developmental delay, disease, or accident. For the convenience of patients and their families, CHKD offers assessment and therapy services at locations around the region.

Our occupational therapists are licensed/certified by the Virginia State Board of Medicine. They work with patients to achieve optimal function in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fine motor skills and coordination development
  • Activities of daily living, such as feeding, swallowing or dressing
  • Bathing/hygiene and use of equipment to increase independence and enhance performance
  • Upper extremity and trunk range-of-motion activities
  • Visual perceptual/visual motor skills
  • Sensory integration
  • Burn care, including scar management and pressure garments
  • Family and patient instruction and education
  • Coordination of care, including discharge needs