Occupational therapy has an immense role in pediatrics, where the occupational therapists aim at providing therapeutic measures in order to facilitate child's holistic development and achieve optimum independence in almost all areas of life.

What are the specific areas in which the Occupational therapist can help my child?

Following are some of the prime areas in which an occupational therapist may help your child:

  • Attention and focus
  • Developmental Delays
  • Hand Writing problems
  • Self help skills (Activities of Daily Living)
  • Social interactions and play
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Behavioural and social difficulties
  • Fine motor concerns
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Solitary play
  • Visual Perceptual difficulties
  • Oral motor weakness[tightness]

My child has handwriting problems, can Occupational therapy help?

Handwriting problems have various causes behind them such as-poor penmanship, developmental delays, physical illness or deformity, lack of interest, disorientation, etc. Occupational therapy helps the child to overcome/manage the deformity, gives suitable advice to enhance penmanship, improves on perceptual deficits, (if any), and helps in adapting suitable materials (grippers, etc.) to overcome writing difficulties. Along with this regular encouragement and reinforcements are used in order to foster positive behavior in terms of handwriting, which largely helps the child in many ways

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