Occupational Therapists evaluate a child’s current skills for playing, motor and neuromuscular performance, and daily activities. They maximize a child’s daily life skills, which include play, peer interaction, and self-care activities by addressing sensory, social, motor, and environmental issues.
Through sensory-based interventions, OT can help children improve the processing and integration of sensory inputs in order to gain appropriate adaptive responses to everyday stimuli.
With the goal of developing fine motor skills, including activities like handwriting, cutting, buttoning, and self-care tasks, occupational therapists focus on the use of personalized techniques and exercises to enhance hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and other abilities.
Fine Motor Skills
Occupational therapists assist neurodiverse children in acquiring essential self-care skills such as dressing, grooming, feeding, and using the toilet. They also work on promoting independence and building routines that empower children
Self-Care and Independence
An occupational therapist specializes in assessing the child’s home and providing comprehensive feedback on modifications in order to minimize hazards, promote functional independence, and improve the quality of life
Adaptive Strategies and Environmental Modifications