HOW OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CAN HELP

Every child is unique, but there are consistent patterns and signs that can help you identify if OT has the potential to help.

School Children

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CAN HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING

Challenges with daily living skills:

  • Difficulty dressing, eating, brushing teeth, washing, and toileting


Difficulties with sensory processing:

  • Overly sensitive to sounds, touch/textures, movement or overly seeking movement or touch


Behavioral Issues:

  • Rigidity, trouble with transitions, overreactive, tantrums, distractibility, reluctant to try new situations


Motor planning:

  • Limited play options, clumsiness, poor body awareness


Fine or Gross Motor Delays:

  • Not reaching developmental milestones within the typical period of time, difficulty skipping, running or climbing, difficulty with handwriting, drawing, using utensils


Difficulty with peers:

  • Reluctant to initiate or join play, inflexibility, controlling, difficulty reading social cue


Executive functioning:

  • Challenges with problem solving, attention, organization, planning, sequencing

 

WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM OT?

Children may require occupational therapy with or without the presence of a medical condition. Kids with the following medical conditions are considered to be ‘at risk’ for delays in skills impacting participation in home and school environments.

  • birth injuries or birth defects

  • sensory processing disorders

  • traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)

  • learning problems

  • autism/pervasive developmental disorders

  • behavioral problems

  • developmental delays

  • post-surgical hand conditions

  • spina bifida

  • cerebral palsy and other chronic illnesses

Autism Therapy

Contact

Sunray Occupational Therapy Services, LLC

Phone (571) 228-4210  

Email: info@sunrayot.com