Occupational Therapy addresses difficulties experienced in the classroom, on the playground and in daily life by working on underlying problems and causes. This is achieved by improving the child’s ability to:
Correctly interpret the visual information the child sees (visual perception) in order to improve reading, writing, spelling etc.
Accurately process incoming sensory information and address under / over sensitivity to touch, movement, sound and visual stimulation.
Master fine motor skills and written work such as colouring, cutting and copying from the blackboard.
Cope with self-care activities e.g. tying shoelaces, doing buttons, dressing, toileting and using eating utensils.
Occupational Therapists also assist with the most suitable technology match for children who need alternative communication devices.