Akanksha

Development Center For Exceptional Children

   Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapy is the assessment and treatment of physical, mental and developmental conditions using specific, purposeful activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life.

Who needs OT

Occupational therapyis for individuals of all ages to improve skills that help them perform daily tasks (Occupation) at home or at work, at School or at play. Occupational therapy is for anyone who, for whatever reason is not able to perform activities in day to day life.

In Paediatric Condition:

Everyone including children in small age group have an occupation. A kid's occupation is to grow, learn, do school work, and play. Occupational Therapist helps kids who have a physical, sensory/perceptual, or cognitive disability to carry out every day activities like feeding/chewing,buttoning/lacing, walking/climbing, hopping/catching, reading/ writing thereby helping them to develop and learn.

Occupational Therapist traits

An occupational therapist can help children improve their cognitive, physical, sensory and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. They help children gain independence and promote development of play, social and academic skills which enable them to interact and engage with others.

Improvements expected through Occupational Therapy:

Time to Consult an Occupational Therapist

Whenever your child is not functioning corresponding to appropriate age level in any aspect of life, you must visit an Occupational Therapist for an evaluation.

Some common symptoms which needs a call: