Occupational Therapy helps children to improve with fine motor skills, Visual-perceptual skills, improve eye-hand coordination, and improve strength, balance and coordination. It helps in mastering basic life skills such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, self-feeding and learning positive behaviours 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 behaviours and life skills. For example, they may be oversensitive or under reactive to sensory stimuli, avoid being touched, may avoid certain textures of food, may have difficulties with motor skills, balance and eye-hand coordination. Sensory Integration therapy helps to calm the child and slowly increase the threshold of tolerating a sensory-rich environment and helps the 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