To celebrate, TinyEYE has put together a list of 10 ways occupational therapy can help a school-age child. Let us know what you think! Comment below.
Occupational Therapy (OT) helps children perform tasks required or desired in their day-to-day lives. OT can help in many ways, including:
- Assist children with sensory processing issues (inability to synthesize all of the information coming in from the five senses) to develop tools or methods to properly respond to sensory input.
- Develop skills expected for their age, such as independent dressing, eating, hygiene & mobility.
- Improve behavioural skills, such as appropriate response to different feelings.
- Help a child learn to follow 2- or 3- step instructions.
- Improve focus and social skills among children with sensory and/or attention issues.
- Work on gross motor skills, such as balance, strength and endurance.
- Work on fine motor skills, such as cutting with scissors and colouring within the lines.
- Develop the coordination skills necessary to feed themselves, use a computer, or improve handwriting.
- Provide strategies to improve children’s participation level in classroom activities.
- Assist students with preparation for post-high school independent living, employment, and/or post-secondary education.
TinyEYE Therapy Services provides occupational therapy services to school-aged children using our award-winning online delivery method. To speak to a representative about how TinyEYE could support your school’s OT team, contact us at 1-877-846-9393.