The Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy can help kids with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. Therapy can help kids with their school performance and daily activities.
For kids needing help with fine motor skills occupational therapy can help them with grasping and releasing toys and help them develop good handwriting skills. Occupational therapy can also help kids with hand-eye coordination to improve kids play and school skills.
Occupational therapy is especially beneficial for kids with severe developmental delays and can help with learning basic tasks. Tasks like bathing, getting dressed, feeding themselves and brushing their teeth. Occupational therapist can also create in home programs for you to practice with your child at home. Therapy can help kids who have sensory and attention issues, which can help improve focus and social skills. Kids with behavioral disorders can benefit from learning positive behaviors for all environments.
Occupational therapy can last for months or even for a few years. It all depends on your child’s individual needs and goals. Matching your child with the right therapist is important to. If your child was in need of any type of specialized equipment, your occupational therapist can evaluate and help you in the direction of how to get the equipment needed.