Pediatric occupational therapy
Does your child experience difficulties in his or her day-to-day activities?
If your child seems to be experiencing difficulty in certain day-to-day activities or if you have concerns regarding his or her abilities and capacities, pediatric occupational therapy may be the solution.
An occupational therapist can solve a wide range of issues. These may consist in difficulties in performing self-grooming or self-care tasks (e.g., cleaning oneself, getting dressed, eating); in moving about (e.g., running, jumping, climbing or going down stairs) or in playing (e.g., craft-making, colouring, completing puzzles or cutting paper); in performing other school or after-school activities (e.g., writing or concentrating); in maintaining interpersonal relationships (e.g., communicating with others, establishing visual contact, being sociable, expressing oneself according to their age group); and in behaving (e.g., maintaining self-esteem, respecting limits, experiencing anxiety or impulsiveness).
Small actions can have big consequences!
Pediatric occupational therapy aims to improve your child’s independence. It may also help your child develop or maintain his or her abilities and therefore have more fun when partaking in daily tasks – whether at home or at school.
Occupational therapy fosters optimal development in children.
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children dealing with the following issues:
- Delays in motor development or ASD;
- Difficulty in performing fine motor skills;
- Difficulty with visual-perceptual-cognitive functions or dyspraxia
- Developmental coordination disorder / motor and perceptual dyspraxia
- Sensory issues / sensory integrative difficulties;
- Muscle tone issues; and
- Stability and postural control issues.
Occupational therapy is also beneficial to all children experiencing difficulties in performing their daily activities.