Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a therapeutic evidence based intervention which involves increasing children, adolescents and adults skills in accessing activities in their everyday lives. Occupation Therapy is implemented by a highly trained professional – Occupational Therapist (OT).

Treatment supports individuals with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible across all activities in their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self confidence and motivation.

What skills does an OT support?

Skills an OT can help you in supporting include the following:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Attention and positioning in relation to table top work
  • Seating and posture support
  • Development of cognitive skills related to problem solving and completion of academic skills
  • Play skills
  • Social skills
  • Safe swallow functioning
  • Completion of activities of daily living including- eating, drinking, showering, dressing, toilet training, and self management
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