Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist is a trained specialist who helps people learn to carry out everyday activities.With children, occupational therapy could be done to improve their :

 

  • Fine motor skills.
  • Gross motor skills
  • Cognitive skills (thinking and organizing) involving physical space and objects
  • Hand eye coordination (copying from the blackboard, playing catching the ball).
  • Self care skills
  • Helping  children with behavioural issues  find physical outlets to express their anger or frustration a better manner.
  • Helping children with sensory processing issues express their needs more appropriately

 

BENEFITS OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

 

  • Increased independence and self-confidence.
  • Improves handwriting
  • Improved ability to concentrate and complete schoolwork
  • Improved academic and social-emotional skills.
  • Aids a child in developing communication and language skills.