Does your child have difficulties with day-to-day activities at home, school, or in the community?
Occupational therapy, also known as OT, is designed to help children & adults to acquire (or regain) the skills needed to perform activities/task of daily living. It designed to support kids and their family when they experience difficulties in the following areas:
Fine Motor Skills:
• Difficulty with manipulating toys and puzzles
• Difficulties with pencil grasp
• Difficulties using feeding utensils at an age appropriate time
• Poor handwriting, letter/number formation.
Gross Motor Skills:
• Appears clumsy or uncoordinated
• Difficulty going up and down stairs at an age appropriate time
• Difficulty with the concept of right and left
• Difficulty with the spacing and sizes of letters
• Difficulty with recognizing letters
• Difficulty with copying shapes or letters
• Has poor eye contact.
Oral Motor/Oral Sensory:
• Drools excessively
• Chews food in the front of the mouth, rather than on the molars
• Difficulty using a cup at an age-appropriate time
• Difficulty with drinking from a straw at an age-appropriate time
• Overly sensitive or heightened reactivity to sound, touch, or movement
• Under-responsive to certain sensations (e.g., high pain tolerance, doesn’t notice cuts/bruises)
• Constantly moving, jumping, crashing, bumping
Social Interaction Skills:
• Difficulty interacting socially and engaging with family and peers
• Difficulty adapting to new environments
• Delayed language skills
• Unable to concentrate and focus at school
• Difficulty following instructions and completing work
• Tires easily with school work
• Hyperactivity or low energy
Occupational therapy helps a number of disorders, including:
• Sensory processing issues
• Visual processing issues
If you have any concern about your child’s physical, Motor development or learning abilities as mentioned above, Seek an expert advice by a certified OT professional.
Call us today at 1800-121-8535 to schedule an appointment with Occupational Therapy today!