Occupational therapy helps children gain independence and promotes participation in their daily life activities or occupations.
What are a child’s occupations?
- School activities: handwriting, drawing, cutting, attention to task, etc.
- Self-care: dressing, eating and personal hygiene
Our goal is to enhance your child’s performance in their daily life skills and activities through the development of:
- Cognitive skills
- Social skills
- Gross and fine motor skills
- Caregiver support
Benefits Of Occupational Pediatric Therapy
Pediatric occupational therapy offers children the same benefits it offers adults. It is designed to help improve, restore and rehabilitate movement in addition to adding to the child’s quality of life, especially if the treatment is started shortly after the diagnosis of the ailment. Children who suffer with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other illnesses find it difficult to deal with the day to day activities or a normal life. Occupational therapy helps them refine the skills they need to function through their ailment.
In order to determine the best treatment for the child, the therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation of the child. A treatment plan is then put in place that will help enhance the performance of the child’s daily activities. Children respond quicker than adults so the sooner the occupational therapy is started after the diagnosis of the ailment the better the results will be, especially if developmental problems are present.