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How to Tell if Your Child Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children perform essential learning and developmental activities. By practicing different occupational tasks, children begin to develop and strengthen fine motor skills, hand and body motions, coordination, visual perception, and muscle development. How can you tell if your child needs occupational therapy to help with these skills? The following signals may help answer this question. Your child may benefit from occupational therapy if: They have poor concentration and do not pay attention to specific tasks. Their hands tire easily or if they have weak fine motor skills, such as grasping a pencil. They are under or overly..  - Read More

How to Develop Children’s Play Skills with Occupational Therapy and Specialized Toys

The act of playing is extremely important in childhood development. Through different play activities, children are able to understand their environment, develop physical coordination, practice social skills and gain self-confidence. Occupational therapy helps children develop such skills, as specific toys are typically used to achieve goals while allowing the child to have fun. The Hands on Fun OT Program comes with a specialized kit of toys that are to be used during each occupational therapy activity worked on at home. All of the toys included provide appropriate challenges so that your child will learn while having fun. Each item builds..  - Read More

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Children with Autism

Autism is classified as a developmental disorder that affects brain functions, creating social impairments, difficulty in communication and restricted behavioral patterns. While there is a wide spectrum of the severity of autism, some autistic children could greatly benefit from occupational therapy services. Children with autism typically suffer from sensory problems and are delayed in developing certain behaviors and social skills. Occupational therapy can help a child with their independence and competence because it focuses on the performance enhancement of daily activities. Some of the challenges that occupational therapy can help a child with autism overcome include the following: Feeding themselves..  - Read More

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