About Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational Therapy involves the use of activities in treatment. Treatment focuses on assisting people with a physical, emotional, sensory and/or cognitive challenge to be as happily independent as possible in all areas of their lives.
When do adults benefit from OT?
- after head injury or a stroke;
- 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