How can Occupational Therapy benefit my child?
Paediatric Occupational therapists assess and treat children who have a delay or difficulty that affects their ability to independently achieve everyday occupational activities. For children these activities may include dressing themselves, trying something new, writing, paying attention in school, playing with friends, following directions and motor skills. This service can allow parents to understand their children and provide strategies for both home and school to help overcome these challenges.
Children with various needs that may be referred:
- ADD/ ADHD
- Fine motor or gross motor difficulties
- Developmental delays
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Downs Syndrome
- Handwriting difficulties
- Self-care skills
The aim is to enable children to achieve what is important to them and to learn how to further their skill sets in various areas of difficulties. Occupational Therapy provides hope and confidence to enable the child to overcome their challenges. Paediatric Occupational Therapists work in partnership with families, schools and other professionals in order to provide an holistic and consistent approach.