What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
Occupational Therapists help people continue to do activities/tasks that are important to them.
We break down tasks into smaller pieces and adapt either the person, environment, or occupation to create success. OTs work with clients on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) which encompass self-care, productivity, and leisure. An OT examines the whole person looking at the physical, affective (emotions), cognitive and spiritual components of self.
The occupations of choice for children are based on the need to learn about their world through play. When they become school-aged, additional skills can be developed also through the use of play and games.
I love to help with:
- Fine and Gross Motor Skills
- Handwriting (print/cursive)
- Keyboarding skills
- Sensory processing
- Sensory Diets
- Trouble-shooting daily routines
- Developmental Screening
- Visual-Perceptual screening
- Development of play skills
- Therapeutic Listening
- Sourcing appropriate sensory tools
- Helping parents successfully navigate the school system