SERVICES & CONSULTATION
OT goals aim to improve everyday skills which allow for increased independence and the ability to effectively participate in a wider range of activities. Greater participation, functional independence and skill acquisition improve an individual’s self esteem, create a sense of accomplishment and provide overall confidence.
Occupational therapy can also help manage sensory issues. Children with ASD present with difficulty processing sensory information that affects their ability to effectively participate in everyday activities such as dressing, eating, sleeping, bathing, learning and play/recreational skills. OT utilizes playful sensorimotor activities to actively engage the child to improve the ability to take in and process information from multiple senses to help shape their behaviors and manage them at a foundational level so, they can interact effectively in their environment.
Occupational therapy addresses improving strength, gross motor skills, and enhancing body spatial awareness, motor planning, bilateral coordination, and balance. OT focuses on fine motor skills, visual perceptual and visual motor abilities, as well as graphomotor, writing and typing skills.