Occupational therapy helps children achieve independence. For kids with various needs it offers positive activities to improve sensory and motor skills and enhance self-esteem and accomplishment.Occupational Therapists treat:
- Fine motor deficits using child preferred skilled hand movements
- Sensory processing challenges with emphasis on environmental modifications and integration techniques
- visual motor integration through play
OT services typically include:
- An evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
- Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Occupational therapy services may include:
- A comprehensive examination and interventions based on the client’s home environment, school setting, or workplace.
- Recommendations are commonly made for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.