An Occupational Therapist’s (OT) role is to assist children in performing and achieving important learning and developmental skills they need for life in the following areas:
An OT will also support your child develop play skills such as hopping, jumping, throwing and catching a ball, riding a bike and completing games and puzzles, necessary skills helping them feel confident amongst their peers.
A very specialized area within children’s Occupational Therapy is Sensory Processing Therapy. This means how our senses gather information about the world around us and monitor what is happening within our bodies. Sensory Processing is what happens when the brain organizes and makes ‘sense’ of all the information it receives. It allows us to pick out what is important and relevant from the millions of sensory messages being relayed back to the brain, understand what the messages mean and decide how we need to respond to them.
Children sometimes find it difficult to integrate their senses and therefore may lose focus and find attention and listening difficult. These children often can’t sit still; have to hold things and play with things, maybe twiddle their hair or squirm in their seats. They may appear clumsy fall over, spin and twirl. They may avoid messy play activities, struggle to eat particular textures and become upset when getting dressed, washing their hair, brushing their teeth and cutting their nails.
Therapy sessions aim to empower children’s skills which helps create positive experiences at home, in school or on the playground, and reduces the risk of children feeling de-motivated or experiencing a sense of failure which impairs their confidence and limits their full learning and development potential.
For more information on sessions & programs offered and how to register, please contact one of our Client Relations Executive (CRE) on +97143011900.