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Occupational Therapy FAQs
Below are answers to some of the most common questions about our services. If you have a question that isn’t answered, we’d love to hear from you. Please call us at (860) 231.8491 so that a member of our staff can provide a personalized response.
No, patients that are referred to our office for Vision Therapy may also receive an Occupational Therapy assessment and potential intervention. This is recommended when our team detects underlying or associated areas of development and function impacting a patient’s quality of life. Many times those underlying or associated deficit areas act as barriers to achieving optimal visual function.
Occupational Therapy services at our clinic may be delivered either prior to a recommended course of Vision Therapy or in conjunction with Vision Therapy services, depending on each individual’s needs. When provided prior to the onset of Vision Therapy services, our OT services serve to build a stronger foundation for visual function by priming the sensory-motor pathways in order to improve core stability, reflex integration, diaphragmatic breathing, and visual-vestibular integration.
When provided in conjunction with Vision Therapy services, our OT services help to support a patient in maximizing function in meaningful activities of daily living as visual function is improving.