Occupational therapy for babies

Babies can benefit from occupational therapy if their development is slow or abnormal. Parents or maternity and child health clinics may become concerned about the development of the baby’s motor skills, early development of play or interaction with others. You can receive occupational therapy for babies with a doctor’s referral or by paying directly.

Occupational therapy gives families methods to help provide the baby with all-round support. Families learn how to ensure that babies have the opportunity to develop and flourish in their everyday lives. As part of occupational therapy, babies can develop their ability to move, observe, use their hands, express their own will, and interact with others. An occupational therapist helps the family understand the baby’s sensations and offers guidance on how to treat and handle babies and also on early play.

Learn more about our therapists

Bachelor of Health Care, Occupational Therapy
Work counsellor
Integrative psychotherapist in training (set to graduate in 2023)

tel. 050 501 5555
languages: Finnish, English

Bachelor of Health Care, Occupational Therapy,
responsible for Tonus’ operations
with SI/SIPT training
NDT/Bobath

tel. 050 344 5344
languages: Finnish, English

Bachelor of Health Care, Occupational Therapy
MBA

tel. 040 900 4334
languages: Finnish, Swedish, English


Kaisa Kolehmainen

Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy,
responsible for Tonus’ operations
Bachelor of Health Care, Occupational Therapy
NDT/Bobath

tel. 050 338 8977
languages: Finnish, English, Swedish