Occupational Therapy 


Occupational therapy aims to promote engagement and participation.  A child’s
occupations could include playing, learning, sleeping, interacting with friends, getting
dressed, and other daily activities.  Occupational therapy is aimed at the unique needs of
every child. Occupational therapy practitioners look at the child as well as evaluate the
environment and the task using research and scientific evidence to help the child achieve
their goal.

Occupational therapy intervention focuses on enhancing and improving: sensory
processing, visual perceptual skills, gross and fine motor coordination, and teaching daily
living skills.

McCarton Center Bronx has board certified occupational therapists experienced in the
evaluation and treatment of a wide range of areas including:

  • Sensory Processing

  • Auditory Processing

  • Oral-Motor Skills/Feeding and Eating

  • Visual Perception

  • Gross Motor Coordination

  • Fine Motor & Graphomotor Coordination

  • Handwriting

  • Self Care & Daily Living Skills

  • Social Participation

Therapy sessions are one to one. Therapists are also experienced in center and home
consultations. Fieldwork training for graduate occupational therapy students is also



Our Sensory Gym



The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for infants and toddlers with special needs. Children with diagnosed conditions that lead to developmental delays (such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, etc.) are eligible for the EIP. Children with no diagnosis who have delays in development may be eligible for the EIP if their delays are serious enough. If you have concerns about your child’s development, you can call the Early Intervention Program in your area to refer your child (if you live in New York City call 311, in Nassau County call 516.227.8661, and in Suffolk County call 631.853.3100). Someone else can help you make the referral to the Early Intervention Program if you wish. If your child is found to be eligible for services by someone approved to perform this evaluation, you, your county’s staff representative, and other team members will make a plan to help your child – and your family. Early Intervention services in your IFSP authorized by your county are provided at no cost to you. Your county will arrange for the services to be provided and will choose the provider based on the needs of your child and family. Your child’s health insurance may be used to cover some of the costs. All other costs for EIP services are paid for by your county and New York State. Early intervention services are provided where it’s best for your child – in places such as your home, day care, or other community settings. The EIP covers the cost of early intervention services only. The EIP does not pay for the day care or other fees charged by community settings.