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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy as defined by the World Federation Occupational Therapy (WFOT) “is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation…, and to enable people to participate in activities of everyday life.”

Pediatric Occupational Therapy focuses on bringing the child to the best level of functional performance at home, school, and social settings. Bringing them toward independence in daily age-appropriate activities. Occupational therapy can help in improving gross and fine motor skills, sensory processing, postural control, balancing responses, visual-motor integration, handwriting, and activities of daily living.

Our team of highly qualified professionals use a combination of Top Down and Bottom Up approaches during therapy and assessment, depending on the child’s needs and parental concerns. Top-down approaches include organized instruction, skill teaching, and reasoning skills. Therapists also use a sensory processing framework to help children process information from the environment more effectively.

Therapy is done in a fun way, using age-appropriate play based activities. Learning is structured to suit each child’s unique sensory processing abilities to ensure that learning takes place in a fun and stress free environment. Therapists also provide home activities for parents to follow up at home. This way, progress in therapy is accelerated.

Approaches we use regularly in therapy include

  • Sensory Integration
  • FloorTime™
  • Motor based therapy
  • Handwriting without tears
  • SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding

Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy

Children with challenges with sensory processing, sensory regulation, motor skills, motor planning, handwriting skills, Autism, ADHD, poor attention and concentration, poor play skills, not independent in self care or activities of daily living.