The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate as fully as is possible in the activities of everyday life. It incorporates meaningful and purposeful activity or 'occupation' to enable those with limitations or impairments to achieve their full potential. Occupational Therapists help children develop skills in the areas of self-care, school and play. These are seen as a child's main areas of occupation. By supporting children and enabling them to achieve their maximum potential, Occupational Therapists indirectly work on developing confidence, self-esteem, social skills and general wellbeing.
At Sethu, children are referred for occupational therapy services for:
- Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)
- Autistm Spectrum Disorder
- Auditory Processing Difficulties
- Sensory Integration Dysfunction
- Developmental Delay
- Learning difficulties
- Attention Deficit (ADD/ADHD)
- Visual Perception Deficit
- Physical Impairment
- Handwriting development
Occupational Therapists work closely with children and their families to help them function better in their homes, schools and other environments.Work of an Occupational Therapist comprises of:
- Detailed assessment of the child's needs.
- Provision of a comprehensive verbal and written report.
- Treatment plans and home programs based on the needs identified duringassessment.
- Individual therapy treatment sessions as required.