Occupational therapy immensely helps children who struggle with ADHD, Autism, Learning disabilities and other behavioral issues that makes child to struggle to learn basic life skills. Occupational therapy works effectively in developing fine motor skills in children along with improving hand-eye coordination.
It mainly focus on identification and intervention of motor skills disorders such as:- autism spectrum disorder, Attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), sensory integrated issues, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, fine and gross motor skills.
The main objective of occupational therapy is to identify the areas impacting on their ability to build the foundation skills that are crucial for play learn and to stay independent by the child.
Occupational Therapist will work closely developing goals for child and will guide through strategies that you will enable them to use in everyday situations to enhance your child’s participation and success in life.
Occupational Therapist works in improving areas likes:
· Gross motor skills and Fine motor skills
· Eye-hand coordination
· Visual processing skills (visual perception)
· Cognitive skills and Social skills
· Development of Handwriting
· School readiness skills
· Self-help skills–dressing, feeding and toileting
How does Occupational therapy benefit child?
It mainly focus on improving child’s ability in the following areas
· Fine motor skills such as small-muscle movements made with the hands, fingers, and toes, such as grasping
· Visual-perceptual skills, cognitive (thinking) skills, sensory-processing problems
· OT helps child play, improves their school performance, and aids their daily activities which boosts their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
· Developing fine motor skills that help child to grasp and release toys and develop good handwriting or computer skills.
· It help in improving eye–hand coordination so they can play and do needed school skills such as bat a ball and copy from a blackboard.
The OT uses different sets of methods and plans, and there is no such single ideal program. These may include activities to help with interaction, puzzles to develop coordination and awareness and more.