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Bethlehem Pediatric Therapy Services
Bethlehem Pediatric Therapy Services
Bethlehem Pediatrics

Pediatric Occupational Therapy


Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children participate fully in the “occupations” of their life, including play, self-care and school. Pediatric occupational therapists take a holistic view of the child and assess how the environment and the skills of the child are affecting performance. Therapists work on increasing skills of the child to improve function, make recommendations for routine changes at home, offer suggestions to adaptations or modifications to home equipment, generate home program suggestions including sensory diets and work with parents on problem-solving issues occurring at home.


 Our therapists have advanced training in: 
Sensory Processing evaluation and treatment, including administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests, treating sensory modulation and regulation issues, motor planning and reflex integration.

Specialized training includes:

  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) 

  • Floortime/DIR

  • Sensory Processing Mentorship with Lucy Jane Miller

  • Therapeutic Listening/The Listening Program/Integrated Listening Systems

  • Handwriting without Tears

  • SOS approach to feeding

  • Yoga

  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

  • Developmental Movement Patterns (Reflex integration)


Therapists use a combination of therapy techniques depending on the presenting issues.

Parents are invited to attend sessions, and parent training is a vital part of the therapeutic

process. Therapists may make home, community or school visits when beneficial to treatment,

and can attend school meetings to help teams address issues occurring in the educational



We treat children experiencing challenges with the following diagnoses and concerns:

  • Autism

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Hyperacusis- Hypersensitivity to sounds

  • Hyperesthesia- Hypersensitivity to touch

  • Down Syndrome

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Dyspraxia

  • Dysgraphia

  • Hypotonia

  • Visual Processing Difficulties

  • Oculomotor Difficulties


  • Fine and Visual Motor Delays

  • Feeding difficulties

  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

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