Child Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy and its role in Child Development

Engaging in activity to occupy time is termed as occupation. It can be sleeping, eating, dressing, toileting, writing, reading, cooking, playing, socializing etc. Occupational therapy(OT) helps people to improve their functional independence in their occupations/day to day activities.

A child's job is playing and learning, so occupational therapists evaluate child’s skills for school performance and daily activities to compare them with developmentally age appropriate skills and then help them to improve cognitive, sensory, motor skills and enhance self-esteem.

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), OT practitioners address psychological, social, and environmental factors along with physical factors that can affect functioning in different ways. They are trained in physical and mental health. This approach makes OT a vital part of health care for children.

Dr Cheena Jain.  (Occupational therapist)

We work with

  • Birth injuries

  • Sensory processing disorders

  • Learning difficulties

  • Speech and language delay

  • Reading and writing problems

  • Autistic spectrum disorders

  • Behavioural problems

  • Fractures or other orthopaedic injuries

  • Developmental delays

  • Post-surgical conditions

  • Down syndrome

  • Cerebral palsy 

 

We can help your child

  • To improve fine motor skills so they can grasp toys and develop good handwriting skills

  • To improve coordination required for playing and school performance (hitting a target, batting a ball, copying from a blackboard, computer use etc.)

  • To learn basic tasks like sitting, walking, bathing, dressing in case of developmental delays.

  • To maintain positive behaviour in all environments, using positive ways to deal with anger etc.

  • To evaluate a child's need for adaptive device or equipment.

  • To improve attention and social skills

Does your child has learning difficulty?