Here are some of the areas that
Occupational Therapists work in solving :
1. Problem in Handwriting
2. Learning Difficulties
3. Development Delay
4. Children with sensory processing issues
5. Cognitive delays including problem solving skills, memory and attention
6. Visual motor skills such as tracking an object, Hand-Eye coordination
7. Delay in play and social interaction
8. Learning basic self-care tasks, such as brushing,getting dressed
These tests include - A. Test of play Behaviour, sensory motor tests include general or specific measure of each of five senses, Gross motor skills(large muscle movement and control). B. Fine motor skills (hand and finger skills) and Hand-Eye coordination.
Early recognition, as well as behavioural,education and family therapies may reduce symptoms and support development and learning. Below are briefs of our methodologies, if you want a full description of the below, please click on the button below to download and view our detailed document.
While working with children,Occupational Therapists often incorporate play into practise as a way of motivating them and reducing any anxiety or fears they might feel toward therapy.Play can involve games,toys, puzzles, songs, or physical exercises.In that the goal of therapy is not only to help children adequately progress but to challenge them appropriately,helping to build self-esteem and confidence when it comes to their capabilities and aptitude.
Sensory integration(processing) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses.For those with sensory processing disorder,sensory information goes into the brain but does not get organized into appropriate responses. Children with sensory processing issues responds to the environment in a number of ways.
Self care activities include everyday tasks such as dressing,self feeding,bathing,brushing,meal preparation,toileting. For most children, these tasks are learned relatively easily and become a part of a daily routine. For children with special needs,these tasks might be more difficult and might require constant reminding or rewards for completing the activities of daily living.
Gross motor skills are involved in movement and coordination of the arms,legs and other large body parts.This involve action such as running,catching, jumping etc. Fine motor skills is the coordination of small muscle in movements usually involving synchronisation of hands and fingers with the eyes.