OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

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Occupational Therapists (OT’s) can assist children of all ages to promote their development and independence in areas such as play skills, school readiness, handwriting, social skills, and sensory processing.

OT’s take a holistic approach based on the child’s individual needs and goals, considering the physical, cognitive, emotional, and environmental factors that influence a child’s ability to engage in meaningful activities.

Listed below are some examples of areas in which an OT’s can provide assistance:

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): OT’s can help children develop or regain skills needed for self-care activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating and toileting. They may provide adaptive strategies, recommend assistive devices, or modify the environment to promote independence.

Fine Motor Skills: OT’s work on improving fine motor skills, including hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and precision. This can be beneficial for tasks such as handwriting, using utensils, buttoning clothes, or manipulating small objects.

Sensory Integration: OT’s specialise in sensory integration therapy, which helps children who experience sensory processing difficulties. They use specific techniques and activities to help children regulate and respond appropriately to sensory input, improving their ability to engage in daily activities.

Cognitive Skills: OT’s can address cognitive impairments and help children improve their attention, memory, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities. This can be particularly helpful for children with neurological conditions or cognitive deficits.

OT’s – putting the fun in function!