Occupational Therapy Treatments

 

Following assessment, the Occupational Therapist may see a child for individual treatment sessions; occasionally children are treated in a group.

She/He may set up a programme of exercises and activities to be carried out regularly at school and/or at home.

Techniques vary, but the emphasis is on learning through enjoyable activities which also motivate the child.

The aim is to make the child as independent as possible in the skills he/she needs for everyday life.

The emphasis may be on:-

  • Self-help (e.g. eating, dressing)
  • Co-ordination
  • Concentration and attention span
  • Learning social skills (e.g. through therapeutic play)
  • Self esteem
  • Anger management