Occupational Therapy Centre
Occupational therapist applies specialist approaches and techniques to maximize a child’s engagement, achievement and independence in all activities, including those at school, play, leisure, and self-care skills
How Occupational Therapists help kids?
- Strengthening the core of the body to provide greater stability
- Teaching easy steps to achieve complex skills like hopping
- Grading of an activity to increase endurance
- Cognitive approach can be used
- Work on sensory processing skills (sensory input and motor output).
- Occupational therapy centre in chennai therapy can improve your child’s…
Attention and regulation, which is a basis for social engagement and use of language. In order to learn, your child must be able to focus, attend and engage.
Postural stability, which is vital for speech production. In order for your child to successfully make various speech sounds, they must have jaw stability. Jaw stability is dependent on head and trunk control, which can be improved with postural stability.
Sensory integration, which impacts your child’s oral-motor skills and feeding.
Executive function skills, which impacts language. As your child communicates, they must be able to plan, organize, and sequence their thoughts and ideas into a logical narrative.
Fine motor skills: These skills involve the tiny little muscles of the body that enables functions such as writing, grasping small objects, and putting on buttons. Now kids who have difficulty with fine motor skills will typically struggle with handwriting and find tasks involving buttons, zips and lacing difficult. These skills are highly essential in most school activities as well as in day to day life activities. Weaknesses in these skills can affect, a child's ability to eat, write legibly, turn pages in a book and perform self-care tasks such as dressing and grooming.
Visual Perceptual Skills:Goals of Occupational Therapist:
- To improve ability in and persistence with visual tasks.
- To ensure a child is able to engage in academic tasks.
- To help a child to complete self care tasks, such as putting shoes on the right feet.
- To avoid a child becoming disengaged in an academic environment due to difficulties completing visual activities (e.g. writing, cutting, drawing).
- To avoid frustrations experienced by parents, teachers and children when a child is struggling to remain engaged in academic activities.
- To help maintain and develop a positive sense of well being.
- To ensure that a child doesn’t fall behind their peers in development of skills such as handwriting, spelling and maths