At Bona Vista, we utilize occupational therapy to help children learn self-care, fine motor skills, reading skills, increase trunk strength, and provide feeding intervention.


Children with the following diagnosis may benefit:

  • Prematurity
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Failure to thrive
  • Upper extremity orthopedic injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Spina bifida
  • Infant stroke
  • Autism/Pervasive developmental delay (PDD)
  • Head injury
  • General developmental delay
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Down syndrome
  • Children in need of an evaluation due to difficulties in school with recommendations to the school and family


Through occupational therapy:

  • Caretakers can understand why a child isn’t eating
  • Infants receive help transitioning to the next stage of feeding development (i.e., sucking on a bottle to baby foods to table foods)


In addition, children:

  • Learn to process information and function at a level appropriate with their peers
  • Improve eye-hand coordination and object manipulation
  • Enhance pre-writing/drawing skills
  • Increase upper extremity and trunk strength to enable a child to sit up, crawl, walk, etc.Improve play skills


For additional information call 765-454-5340.