About Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational Therapy involves the use of relevant actitivity in treatment. Treatment focuses on working with people collaboratively possibly with a physical, emotional, sensory and/or cognitive challenge and to be as happily optimal and functional in areas of their lives that are identified.
When do adults benefit from OT?
- emotional or psychological distress;
- after an accident or injury, where functional loss is experienced;
- when help is needed to be as independent in life after an illness or during the aging process.
OT can help children with various needs to improve their cognitive, physical, sensory and motor skills and enhance their self esteem and sense of accomplishment.
Children who benefit from OT can have:
- difficulty with fine motor skills such as drawing, cutting, and/or writing
- poor eye-hand co ordination such as catching and throwing balls
- lagging behind their peers in development
- difficulty tying shoe laces, doing up buttons or zips
- difficulty regulating emotions
- behavioural issues
- slowness to complete written tasks with reversals of letters and numbers