Does my child need occupational Therapy?

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Does my child need occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy

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

Visual Processing:

• 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

Sensory Processing:

• 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

Learning Challenges:

• 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:

 • Dyslexia

 • Dysgraphia

 • Dyspraxia

 • 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!

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