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Occupational therapy specialties

Helping kids overcome the challenges that can slow them down mentally, physically and emotionallyCook Children's occupational therapists have experience in helping kids overcome the challenges that can slow them down mentally, physically and emotionally.

Our patients range from newborn to early adulthood, and many of those we see have multiple challenges. We treat a wide scope of disabilities caused by congenital disorders as well as acquired disorders and injuries.

If your condition is not listed below please contact your doctor for more information.

ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders in which children are unable to pay attention, control their activity, and restrain impulsive behavior. Many children outgrow ADHD, but it can also continue into adulthood as a lifelong issue.

Approximately three percent of all school-aged children are estimated to have ADHD, many of whom may have difficulty learning and participating successfully at school because they find it difficult to focus on a single subject for any length of time. Depending on the type of ADHD a child has, some kids may act out, while others become inattentive. In either instance, ADHD can interfere with a child's ability to hear or read instructions, complete school assignments, participate in games, perform tasks at home or play.

There are many possible causes of ADHD, including genetics, environmental factors, brain injuries, and diet. There is no one test to determine if a child as ADHD. A diagnosis of ADHD is determined by a health professional based on observation of the child's behavior by parents, educators and health professionals.

Cook Children's occupational therapists address certain aspects of ADHD including fine motor, social skills, coordination and sensory processing delays. We coordinate all aspects of your child's ongoing care with the family. Special emphasis is placed on educating family members so you can participate fully in child's treatment and carry over skills within the home.

We offer a full range of therapy and assessment including outpatient clinic services. Inpatient hospitalization is available for children who require complex medical management. You and your child will move through the continuum of care based on your child's individual needs.

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Patients can make an appointment and physicians may refer a patient by calling 682-885-3898. Please fax referrals and patient registration forms to 682-885-7590.

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