Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy assists children with a variety of disabilities, such as cognitive, sensory, and/or physical disabilities to participate in activities and roles in life. through the therapeutic use of functional activities.
Occupational Therapist assist children in what they need or want to do through play-based activities to improve socialization and self-care skills.
Your child may benefit from occupational therapy if any of the following apply.
- Genetic disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Sensory disorders
- Mental health problems
- Developmental delays
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
What Occupational Therapists Do
Occupational therapists work with children and their parents to improve children's ability to independently complete their everyday activities. They help children recover from injuries, improve their motor functions and social skills, and help them live comfortably and confidently. Occupational therapists address the following weaknesses in order to improve functional independence.
- improve hand-eye coordination with handwriting or sports
- help children with developmental delays learn to dress, bathe, and eat independently
- teach children positive ways of dealing with stress
- help children use wheelchairs and communication aids
How Can I Help My Child?
Occupational therapists will work directly with you and your child. Parents have an important role in their child's occupational therapy. Open communication with the therapist about your child will help everyone stay informed and keep the child on the right track.