Occupational therapy provides an inclusive approach to help individuals develop skills to participate in the things they want or need to do to be successful in all aspects of their daily lives. Through the use of everyday and practical family based activities, O.T. promotes skill acquisition for full participation in social, physical, academic and/or work experiences.
Areas of intervention may include but are not limited to:
- Motor planning and Coordination which is the use of both hands for fine motor skills- holding eating/writing implements, clothing and fasteners, computer keyboarding. Muscle strengthening for endurance and proper movement patterns.
- Sensory processing and Integration which is the use of individual senses- smell, taste, touch, vision and hearing to receive input from the environment and execute appropriate and/or accurate responses.
- Visual motor integration and Visual perceptual processing which is tracking, scanning and fixation, both near and far for reading, handwriting, technology use (computers, smart boards) and sports participation.
Activities of daily living which is bathing, dressing, eating, self organization with planning and time management, attention to tasks until completed and play/leisure skills