Occupational Therapy enables children to participate and find their potential in everyday activities at home, in school and in community environments. These activities may include self-care of daily activities, play, going to school and being part of a family at home.
The Occupational Therapists assess the child’s abilities that are vital to such activities. These skills include balance, muscle tone and strength, body awareness, fine and gross motor skills, motor planning, visual perception and visual motor integration, sensory integration and behaviour. They are also involved in recommending adaptive strategies, equipment and technology that will facilitate independence in everyday living.
To maximize the child’s potential, the Occupational Therapists work closely with parents and teachers on how to assist the child in classrooms and at home and collaborate with the various allied health professionals to enhance the child’s quality of life.