- Provides education and training helping patients regain independence in their daily activities.
- Assess and treat patients with developmental impairments.
Patients sometimes encounter difficulties performing normal, everyday tasks due to fatigue or limitations in physical function. Occupational therapy provides education and functional training helps patients regain independence in their daily activities such as dressing, grooming, bathing, and eating.
Occupational Therapists work with a variety of individuals who have difficulty accessing or performing meaningful occupations. Occupational therapy assists people who have difficulty in achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle and to enable an inclusive society so that all people can participate to their potential in daily occupations of life. Occupational Therapists work with a variety of individuals who have difficulty accessing or performing meaningful occupations.
What will my child be working on in Occupational Therapy?
A session in any Occupational Therapy Center is usually tailored to address your child’s specific needs. These needs may include:
- Handwriting (letter Formation, letter Sizing, letter Spacing)
- Grasp & Endurance
- Self – Care (e.g. dressing, feeding/utensil use, hygiene)
- Dexterity/Bilateral Coordination (using both hands together)
- Hand-eye coordination.
- Visual Perception
- Sensory Processing
- Tactile Defensiveness
- Seeking / Avoiding Behaviours
- Difficulties with Self-Regulation
- Safety / Body Awareness
- Executive Functioning / Attention to Task
- organizing, planning and sequencing
- Sustaining attention