An Occupational Therapists (OT) assist child by identifying the areas that may be impacting on their success in order they can build the foundation skills that are critical for play, learning and independence.
Occupational Therapist will work closely with you to develop goals for your child and will guide your through strategies that you will be able to use in everyday situations to enhance your child’s participation and success in life.
Areas that an Occupational Therapist may look at include:
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
- Eye-hand coordination
- Visual processing skills (visual perception)
- Cognitive skills
- Handwriting development
- School readiness skills
- Self help skills – dressing, feeding and toileting
- Social skills