What is Occupational Therapy?
What is Occupational Therapy? An Occupational Therapists' primary goal is to enable clients to participate in activities of daily living. For children, this can mean helping to improve cognitive, physical, sensory, and fine and gross motor skills all of which can lead to enhanced self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment.
How can SPOT help?
Our occupational Therapists support children with difficulties in a range of areas including:
Fine motor skills
Finger strength, grip, dexterity, for skills such as cutting, holding a pencil, and doing buttons up
Gross motor skills
Postural control, muscle strength, coordination
Helping children to manage sensory challenges
Organisation and Planning
Development of sequencing and planning for many daily tasks such as getting dressed, packing a school bag
Toileting, sleep and activities of daily living
Pencil grip and handwriting skills
Building better cognitive, sensory and emotional regulation to improve skills such as attention to task and task completion
Help with strategies and support for challenging behaviours