June 5, 2016

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist’s help to address student’s occupations by assessing the child, task and environment and providing strategies to promote learning and participation.

The word ‘occupation’ refers to meaningful activities things that ‘occupy’ our time.

What are children’s main ‘occupations’?

  • Playing
  • Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Eating/Drinking
  • Socialising with peers
  • School work

    OT’s have expertise in the areas of:

    • Sensory processing
    • Fine motor development
    • Play and social development
    • Emotional regulation
    • Task analysis
    • Fussy eating
    • Self care; toileting, dressing, eating etc.
    • Environmental modification
    • Behavioural modification

     

    “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.”

    – Plato