Occupational Therapy helps children to improve with fine motor skills, Visual-perceptual skills, Improve eye–hand coordination, improve strength , balance and coordination .It helps in mastering basic life skills such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and self-feeding and learn positive behaviors and social skills.
Sensory Integration Therapy -Integration of information from all the five senses and also the three other internal sense of our body are very important for the normal functioning of a child . Children with Autism and many other developmental disorders are found to have sensory processing deficits leading to problems in behaviors and life skills . For example they may be oversensitive or under reactive to sensory stimuli , avoid being touched , may avoid certain texture of food ,may have difficulties with motor skills , balance and eye – hand coordination . Sensory Integration therapy helps to calm the child and to slowly increase the threshold of tolerating sensory rich environment and help child to adjust well to surroundings .
OT and Sensory integration therapy are available for children with
- sensory processing disorders
- learning problems or disabilities
- Coordination Problems
- Developmental delays
- Cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses
- Birth injuries or birth defects
- Traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord