Occupational Therapist
Specialization: Pediatrics

Grouping: Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

Occupational Therapist · Specialization: Pediatrics (Taxonomy Code# 225XP0200X) is a health care provider taxonomy defined by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association.

Taxonomy Overview

Taxonomy Code 225XP0200X
Classification Occupational Therapist
Specialization Pediatrics
Grouping Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
Number of Providers 10404

Definition Occupational Therapist (Pediatrics)

Occupational therapists provide services to infants, toddlers and children who have or who are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Occupational therapy is concerned with a child's ability to participate in daily life activities or "occupations." Occupational therapists use their unique expertise to help children with social-emotional, physical, cognitive, communication, and adaptive behavioral challenges and to help children to be prepared for and perform important learning and school-related activities and to fulfill their rule as students. Through an understanding of the impact of disability, illness, and impairment on a child's development, plan, ability to learn new skills, and overall occupational performance, occupational therapists design interventions that promote healthy development, establish needed skills, and/or modify environments, all in support of participation in daily activities.
Notes: Source: The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. [7/1/2008: new] Additional Resources: The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) does offer voluntary board certification for a Pediatric Occupational Therapist if the applicant meets the following requirements:
  • Professional degree or equivalent in occupational therapy.
  • Certified or licensed by and in good standing with an AOTA recognized credentialing or regulatory body.
  • Minimum of 5 years of practice as an occupational therapist.
  • Minimum of 5,000 hours of experience as an occupational therapist in the certification area in the last 7 calendar years.
  • Minimum of 500 hours of experience delivering occupational therapy services in the certification area to clients (individuals, groups, or populations) in the last 5 calendar years. Service delivery may be paid or voluntary.
  • Verification of employment.
AOTA Specialized Knowledge and Skills Paper: Occupational Therapy Practice in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unity (2006); AOTA Fact Sheets: Children and the Tsunami, OT for Children Birth to 3 Years of Age, OT's Role with Autism, OT in Educational Settings Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Transforming Caseload to Workload in School Based and Early Intervention OT Services, OT in Preschool Settings.

Classification Information Occupational Therapist

All Specializations of Occupational Therapist

Specialization Definition
General An occupational therapist is a person who has graduated from an entry-level occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations, or approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), or an equivalent international occupational therapy education program; has successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the occupational therapy program; has passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapists, and fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification, or registration. An occupational therapist provides interventions based on evaluation and which emphasize the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (i.e., occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of facilitating participation in roles and situations and in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and are provided to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of occupational performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
Driving and Community Mobility Occupational therapists can optimize and prolong an older driver’s ability to drive safely and ease the transition to other forms of transportation if driving cessation becomes necessary. By identifying strengths as well as physical or cognitive challenges, occupational therapists can evaluate an individual’s overall ability to operate a vehicle safely and recommend assistive devices or behavioral changes to limit risks. Occupational therapy practitioners offer a continuum of services related to community mobility, from evaluation of driving performance, through counseling and support for lifestyle changes, to maintaining independence and quality of life.
Environmental Modification Occupational therapy practitioners are experts at identifying the cause of difficulties in performance of activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Occupational therapy practitioners evaluate the client, their environment, and their occupational performance in that environment, as well as make recommendations for products to improve the fit between the client, place, and activity. Occupational therapists can evaluate both the skills of the client and the environmental features that support or limit the performance of meaningful or necessary activities, thereby enhancing health, safety and well-being. Based on this assessment, they recommend modification and intervention strategies that improve the fit between the person and his or her environment.
Ergonomics Definition to come...
Feeding, Eating & Swallowing Occupational therapists provide interventions to clients of all ages with feeding, eating and swallowing difficulties. Occupational therapists provide comprehensive rehabilitative, habilitative, and palliative dysphagia care, which includes collaborating with clients to provide individualized compensatory swallowing strategies, modified diet textures, adapted mealtime environments, enhanced feeding skills, preparatory exercises and positioning to clients, reinforcement of mealtime strategies to enhance and improve swallowing skills, and training to caregivers to enhance eating and feeding performance. Occupational therapists provide screening and in-depth clinical assessment which may include instrumental dysphagia assessments including videofluroscopy.
Gerontology Occupational therapists work with older adults in virtually every setting: assisted living, wellness programs, hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, clinics and in the home. Occupational therapists bring an understanding of the importance of participation and occupation for overall well-being to those who are experiencing disabling conditions related to aging. The primary overarching goal of occupational therapy services with this population is to maximize independence and participation, thereby enabling an older person to continue to live successfully in his or her chosen environment. Occupational therapists can help older adults by developing strategies to help or maintain safety and well-being, to assist with life transitions, and to compensate for challenges they experience in activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, leisure participation, social participation, and productive activities.
Hand Definition to come...
Human Factors Definition to come...
Low Vision Occupational therapists enable children and adults with visual impairment to engage in their chosen daily living activities safely and as independently as possible. This is accomplished by 1) teaching the person to use their remaining vision as efficiently as possible to complete activities; (2) modifying activities so that they can be completed with less vision; (3) training the person in use of adaptive equipment to compensate for vision loss, including high and low technology assistive devices; and (4) modifying the person’s environment.
Mental Health Occupational therapists provide treatment for people recovering from a mental or physical illness to regain their independence and stability and to engage in normal daily occupations (work, home, family life, school, leisure). Occupational therapists provide particular emphasis on interventions that result in improved quality of life and decrease hospitalization.
Neurorehabilitation Definition to come...
Pediatrics Occupational therapists provide services to infants, toddlers and children who have or who are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Occupational therapy is concerned with a child's ability to participate in daily life activities or "occupations." Occupational therapists use their unique expertise to help children with social-emotional, physical, cognitive, communication, and adaptive behavioral challenges and to help children to be prepared for and perform important learning and school-related activities and to fulfill their rule as students. Through an understanding of the impact of disability, illness, and impairment on a child's development, plan, ability to learn new skills, and overall occupational performance, occupational therapists design interventions that promote healthy development, establish needed skills, and/or modify environments, all in support of participation in daily activities.
Physical Rehabilitation Occupational therapists are experts at helping people lead as independent a life as possible. Occupational therapists bring an understanding of the physical and psychological implications of illness and injury and their effects on peoples' ability to perform the tasks of daily living. Occupational therapists provide interventions that can aide a person in completing ADL and IADL tasks, such as dressing, bathing, preparing meals, and driving. They also may fabricate custom orthotics to improve function, evaluate the environment for safety hazards and recommend adaptations to remove those hazards, help a person compensate for cognitive changes, and build a persons’ physical endurance and strength. Occupational therapists' knowledge of adapting tasks and modifying the environment to compensate for functional limitations is used to increase the involvement of clients and to promote safety and success.

Group Information Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

All Classifications of Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

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Occupational Therapy Assistant
Orthotic Fitter
Orthotist
Pedorthist
Physical Therapist
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Recreation Therapist
Recreational Therapist Assistant
Rehabilitation Counselor
Rehabilitation Practitioner
Respiratory Therapist, Certified
Respiratory Therapist, Registered
Specialist/Technologist

Providers Information

Occupational Therapist · All Providers

NPI Name Address
1174119325 Occupational Therapy Solutions (Organization) 10805 Lasalle Blvd, Huntington Woods, MI 48070-1167
1457957888 Pediatric Therapy Playhouse (Organization) 1029 Andra Dr, Maryville, IL 62062-5754
1932705480 Devon Trego 850 Apricot Dr, Kyle, TX 78640-6414
1457957177 Sunny Blossom (Organization) 4570 Highland Ave, San Diego, CA 92115-3102
1215532387 Kris Vaughn Reibling 13640 Aragon Way Apt 4108, Louisville, KY 40245-5588
1023613791 Skilled Therapy & Play Services, Inc. (Organization) 2829 E Kyne St Unit 2405, San Mateo, CA 94403-3495
1942805627 Adelyn Sayers 9425 N Nevada St Ste 211, Spokane, WA 99218-5014
1366047359 Future Forward Pediatrics, LLC (Organization) 942 Greenbriar Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3306
1811591837 Anchor & Arrow Therapy and Wellness for Kids (Organization) 5600 Kentshire Dr Ste 206, Kettering, OH 45440-2989
1124622568 Spark Path Therapy LLC (Organization) 27 Frost Ln, Dawsonville, GA 30534-4349
1295339620 Foundations Pediatric Therapy Pllc (Organization) 11536 W Pristinebrook Dr, Star, ID 83669-5784
1821691874 Jennifer Nick 307 Roundabout Dr, Trussville, AL 35173-1289
1649873852 Jocelyn Mckinley 17809 State Route 31 Unit 8, Marysville, OH 43040-9609
1962005454 Samantha Lulo 7 Jacobs Rd, Thiells, NY 10984-1624
1790388312 Carolyn Driscoll 99 Floral Ave, Suite 101, New Providence, NJ 07974-
1376145284 Resa Pediatric Therapy, Pllc (Organization) 1904 Levine Ln, Clearwater, FL 33760-1611
1881296937 Jaclyn A Heineman 608 Monroeville Rd, Swedesboro, NJ 08085-0808
1073115275 Irina Andreyko 2813 Ocean Ave Apt 2j, Brooklyn, NY 11235-3131
1417559949 Lindsey Diane Jones 1108 S Main St Unit 140, Greenville, SC 29601-3363
1699377267 Chloe Ann Shmays 910 Se 42nd Ave Unit 420, Portland, OR 97215-2490

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