OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR KIDS
COMPLETE DAILY FUNCTIONS WITH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SESSIONS
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children promote and gain more independence by helping to strengthen the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that a child needs to function, socialize, and grow to be a functional independent adult.
OCCUPATION THERAPY CHILD CHECKLIST:
WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?
Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of health-care profession that assists people of all ages with physical, sensory, and cognitive issues. Occupational therapy can assist in regaining independence in many aspects of their lives.
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Gross motor skills – balance and body coordination
Self-care tasks – dressing, bathing and self-feeding
Social skills – taking turns, listening and following directions
Cognitive skills – remembering the names/formation of letters, shapes and sequences
Fine motor skills – finger dexterity, wrist and forearm control, and hand strength
Sensory Integration - helping with sensitivity to noise, touch/textures, taste, and visual stimuli
Additionally, we help with the following tasks:
Moving arms and hands freely to play with toys
Holding a crayon
Drawing or scribbling
Dressing (managing zippers, buttons, snaps, shoe laces)
Trying new foods (picky eater)
Playing with toys appropriately
Snipping/cutting with scissors
Self-feeding (drinking from a cup, using a spoon)
Holding a pencil with a mature grasp
Increasing attention to task
Transitioning to a new location or activity
Learning new activities and tolerating changes in routine
Bathing or grooming (brushing teeth, brushing hair, cutting hair/nails)