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Bright Beginnings Preschool Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapists
Lea Ladyga


What is Occupational Therapy ? (OT)

Occupational Therapists are concerned with a person's ability to complete daily activities, also called occupations.  For a preschooler, the main occupation is play.  Preschoolers learn new tasks by experiencing them during playful activities.  An Occupational Therapist helps children who have difficulty completing their daily occupation. 

These occupations include:
Fine Motor Skills:  ex.) drawing, cutting, stringing beads
Self-Care Skills:  ex.) getting dressed, zipping a coat, using buttons
Visual Perception Skills
Sensory Motor Skills:  ex.) making sure children feel hot/cold/smooth/rough
Social / Behavior Skills:  ex.) following directions, interacting appropriately
Oral Motor Skills:  ex.) feeding /swallowing



Occupational Therapists at Bright Beginnings Preschool

Lea Ladyga, MOT, OTR/L
Lea is a 2002 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  Lea earned a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Where are Occupational Therapy Services Provided ?

Bright Beginnings serves the following school districts in southeast Ohio:
Caldwell Exempted Village Schools
Cambridge City Schools
East Guernsey Local Schools
Rolling Hills Local Schools
Switzerland of Ohio Schools

How Do Children Qualify for Occupational Therapy Services ?

Children who demonstrate a moderate or severe delay in fine motor and/or sensory motor skills may qualify for occupational therapy services.  A child is determined to have a delay based upon standardized testing and clinical observations completed by the therapists.

For more information on Occupational Therapy Services, contact Bright Beginnings Preschool , 740-435-0320, 8:30am-4pm M-F.

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