What is Occupational Therapy?
The role of the Occupational Therapist is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life by implementing occupational therapy. This outcome can be achieved by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation.
Services may be offered in the case of:
- Children with developmental delays
- Children who have a physical disability
- Children who have autism
- Sensory Difficulties
Professional support is given:
- To carry out basic tasks, such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and feeding
- To teach children with physical disabilities the coordination skills required to feed themselves, use a computer, or increase the speed and legibility of their handwriting
- To improve the children’s hand writing skills
- To enhance the child’s fine motor skills
- To improve the child’s sensory motor skills
- To improve or regulate level of alertness thus improving attention and concentration
- To support the client’s cognitive milestones, neuromotor development and behaviour management
- To promote social, life and vocational skills
Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Our Paediatric Occupational Therapist has the expertise to evaluates a child’s skills for play activities, school performance, and activities of daily living and compare them to what is developmentally appropriate for an age group. Sessions are provided to clients with various needs through fun activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of achievement. We also address the psychological, social, and environmental factors which may affect a child’s functioning level in different ways. We work collaboratively with parents, school teams and other professionals who are currently involved int he child’s life to help them access and participate in the curriculum, and to successfully participate in daily life activities.