OT… What is it?
Occupation Therapists address a child’s ability to participate in normal everyday activities, be it school, play or even just having dinner with the family. OT’s use their unique expertise to help children with social-emotional, physical, cognitive, communicative and adaptive challenges.
OT’s work with families to assist children in learning functional skills. These can include the ability to pay attention and remain calm; feed and dress themselves; develop eye-hand coordination and oral skills for eating; and develop general body coordination, awareness of body position and to process movement.
Through an understanding of the impact of disability, illness and impairment on a child’s development, his play skills, the ability to learn and overall daily performance, OT’s design interventions that promote healthy development, establish needed skills, and modify environments-all in support of participation in daily life activities. OT’s also play a key role in educating parents, caregivers and program staff about child development, disability and diversity in learning needs and styles.
OT’s collaborate with parents and other individuals in a child’s life to implement relevant intervention strategies and developmentally appropriate activities; reduce environmental barriers that limit a child’s participation in family, learning and community; identify needed assistive technology; and prepare children for transitions through life.
can address issues associated with
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Brachial Plexus Injuries
Visual Motor Delays
Low Tone / Diminished Strength
Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
Fine Motor Delays
Oral Motor / Sensory Feeding Issues
Referrals and Billing
Building Futures accepts referrals from physicians, schools, early intervention programs, community service agencies, parents, and families. We accept most private insurance plans and are in-network with all Bayou Health Medicade plans. Please call to verify benefits and coverage.
BAYOU HEALTH PLANS
- Aetna Better Health
- AmeriHealth Caritas
- Louisiana Heathcare Connections
- United Health Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Insurance Management Administrators (IMA)
- Insurance Systems
- TriCare (Humana)
- United Health Care (Commercial)
- United Health Care (UMR)