Occupational Therapy aims to help a person achieve success in their life occupations. It focuses on
- School (e.g. writing, reading, fine motor skills, learning, attention)
- Home tasks (e.g. fitting in with family life, jobs, homework, getting self ready)
- Play (e.g. imaginative play, social interaction, gross motor skills)
- Self-care ( e.g. bathing, dressing, eating, cutlery use, organising self)
- Sensory Integration
- Developmental Delays
- Fine Motor Skills
- Gross Motor Skills
- Visual Perception
- Handwriting Difficulties
- Attention issues
- Feeding issues
- Self-care issues
- Toileting delays
- Behaviour management
- Most other functional difficulties
HOW OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WILL HELP
The therapist carefully analyses the sensory, physical, cognitive and behavioral aspects causing the child to have difficulties in his/her life occupations. Intervention is then targeted at the weak areas to improve the underlying skills. Our primary goal is to help you live independently and adapt to your environment
INTERVENTION LOOKS AT A COMBINATION OF:
- Education of child and adult caregivers as to the reasons for the difficulties.
- Environmental modification where appropriate to help ensure that the child has the “just right” level of challenges to enable success.
- Remediation of the underlying skills through clinic treatment and/ or home and school programming.