Pediatric Occupational Therapy


Rockcastle Regional Hospital Pediatric Occupational Therapy specializes in working with children, ages birth to 18, and their families. After a comprehensive evaluation process, children participate in a variety of highly specialized services that are uniquely crafted for the child’s personal needs.

Our pediatric occupational therapists at Rockcastle Regional Rockcastle Regional Hospital Pediatric Occupation Therapy specializes in working with children, ages birth to eighteen.Hospital work with children who have motor skill delays, sensory processing disorders, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorder, feeding difficulties, and trouble with social and play skills.

  • Does your child have difficult tying his/her shoes?
  • Does your child have difficulty with handwriting?
  • Does your child have trouble buttoning or zipping clothing?
  • Have you been thinking about occupational therapy for your child?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should find out more about pediatric occupational therapy services offered at Rockcastle Regional Hospital. The core purpose of pediatric occupational therapy at Rockcastle Regional Hospital is to promote health and maximize performance and independent functioning. For children, occupational therapy is provided to assess and treat adaptive (self-help), fine-motor, visual-motor, visual perceptual, and sensory processing deficits to facilitate performance in the home, school, and community environments. A child’s occupations may include playing age appropriately, participating in social groups or school activities, completing age appropriate self-care routines, participating in extracurricular activities, and being a part of the family unit. A Rockcastle Regional Hospital pediatric occupational therapists will evaluate what is limiting a child from participating in age appropriate tasks and work with the child to overcome these difficulties during individual treatment.

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence and promotes the development of sensory motor skills, visual and perceptual motor skills and fine motor skills. Our pediatric occupational therapists evaluate children for:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Eye-hand and eye-body skills
  • Self-care skills
  • Strength and endurance
  • Feeding
  • Play and socialization skills
  • Vocational skills


Pediatric occupation therapy services provided at Rockcastle Regional Hospital include:

  • Coordination training
  • Hand development
  • Handwriting
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Sensory integration
  • Strength training
  • Visual motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills


Some of the pediatric occupational therapy programs provided at Rockcastle Regional Hospital are:

  • Comprehensive occupational therapy evaluations
  • Intervention to improve sensory processing skills
  • Therapeutic activities to improve fine motor skills
  • Therapeutic activities to improve visual-motor skills for tasks such as handwriting
  • Therapeutic activities to improve upper body strength and distal motor control
  • Training to facilitate visual perceptual skills
  • Training to improve performance of activities of daily living skills
  • Training in the use of adaptive equipment


Rockcastle Regional Hospital provides unsurpassed quality of care, state-of-the-art techniques, individually tailored programs, and individualized attention to each and every pediatric patient and family we serve. Our mission is to make life easier for children and adolescents with special needs. We work with each family individually and help with all of their needs: assessments, evaluations, diagnoses, therapy plans, as well as navigating insurance plans. We work closely with physicians to make sure every child’s needs are being served in the most complete and comprehensive manner as possible.

Our specialized pediatric occupational therapy team at Rockcastle Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing personalized treatment for your child and family. We are able to assess and treat children from birth to 18 years of age who have conditions or syndromes that may interfere with normal development. We would be happy to discuss your child’s needs with you. Just give us a call.