Occupational Therapy In Raleigh, Durham, Cary & The Triangle

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Is For Children & Adults

When you hear the term “occupation” you might think of a career or a job, but this really refers to activities that children or adults do every day. Our occupational therapists in Raleigh & the triangle work with children and adults to help them hone the fine motor skills they need to help them participate and excel in the activities that are expected of them on a daily basis.  At Developmental Therapy Associates, we strive to help all of our patients develop and master these skills so they can succeed in life.

Our Occupational Therapy Services Include:

Occupational Therapy

  • An individualized evaluation where the occupational therapist works with the family to establish a clients therapy goals
  • An individualized intervention to improve client’s ability to perform daily activities and to reach their therapy goals
Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Helps With

  • Sensory integration/sensory processing
  • Social interaction
  • Behavior organization
  • Gross motor/fine motor skills
  • Visual motor/handwriting skills

Customized Programs & Approaches

  • Astronaut training-visual/vestibular
  • Therapeutic listening
  • Bike riding
  • Treatment Intensives
  • Sensory processing issues
  • Interactive metronome
  • Beckman oral-motor intervention
  • DIR/floortime approach
  • SOS approach to feeding
  • Social skills groups
  • Neurodevelopment therapy (NDT)

When Is Occupational Therapy Necessary?

The majority of our adult patients are facing a difficult time in their life, such as an injury, trauma, chronic illness, or disability. Our occupational therapists will be able to work with you to develop a plan to help you gain or regain the skills that you need to be successful. Identifying a need for occupational therapy in children can be a bit more complex, which is why we have created the checklist below that serves as a set of guidelines to track the progress of your child’s development. However, if you still aren’t sure, you can always schedule an evaluation with one of our occupational therapists to determine if your child can benefit from occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Milestones




Contact Us About Occupational Therapy in Raleigh, Durham, Cary & Beyond

At Developmental Therapy Associates we provide occupational therapy for adults & children in Raleigh and the Triangle. We work with each individual to create a customized approach to help give them the skills they need to succeed in the everyday activities they participate in. We also provide help with a number of other therapy services including: Autism Services , Therapeutic Listening , Speech Therapy , Occupational Therapy , Handwriting Programs , Safe & Sound Protocol , Feeding Therapy , Reading Therapy , Bike Riding Lessons and Irlen Screening. With 3 locations in RaleighCary, and Durham we aren’t far away from Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, or anywhere else in the Triangle area of NC. Give us a call or contact us online with any questions or to schedule a free screening or with any questions you may have about occupational therapy in Raleigh & the Triangle.