Pediatric Occupational Therapists create fun treatment sessions that interest your child and encourage them to embrace change, growth and learning.
What are child’s occupational or functional skills?
- Ability to effectively initiate & engage in communication with the parent & surrounding environment.
- Ability to remain calm and sleep well
- Ability to pay attention in school or at home
- Ability to play with others
- Ability to complete daily self-care tasks such as: feeding, dressing, brushing teeth and hair, and bathing.
- Ability to accept and eat a variety of foods
- Ability to develop eye-hand skills for reading, writing, and playing.
- Ability to develop body coordination
- Ability to feel comfortable with touch, movement, and socialization with others.
Occupational Therapists work with the child by addressing what sensory motor , musculoskeletal components require to develop these skills. Approaches that a pediatric occupational Therapist might use to achieve function are:
Sensory Processing Intervention
Linking Play to achieve function
Task oriented Approach.