Occupational Therapists use scientific bases, and a holistic perspective to promote our client’s ability to fulfill their daily routines and roles. Effective occupational therapy helps children build or improve their own social, play, learning, and sensory integration skills. It enables our clients to understand more of the world around them, and how to interact with it.
Some benefits of Occupational Therapy:
- Develop fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys and develop good handwriting or computer skills.
- Improve eye–hand coordination so they can play and do needed school skills such as bat a ball and copy from a blackboard.
- Master basic life skills such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and self-feeding.
- Learn positive behaviors and social skills by practicing how they manage frustration and anger.
- Our OTs diligently observe how children organize information they receive through their senses when playing or working in order to develop strategies to improve their regulation. When regulated, children have increased success with their daily activities, such as schoolwork, playing with others or doing things they find challenging without having meltdowns or shutting down. OT’s can also address delays in feeding skills, oral sensitivities, or helping picky eaters expand their food choices.