Benefits of OT

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy


An Occupational Therapist works closely with parents, teachers and other healthcare professionals to assess and determine the underlying components which are impacting on the child’s functioning and identify appropriate strategies to help them.


Occupational Therapy intervention can address a range of developmental difficulties such as:


Motor Development: gross motor (balance, ball skills), fine motor (finger strength, grip, manual dexterity)


Visual-Motor Integration Skills: eye-hand coordination, which affects functional skills such as drawing, cutting, dressing and catching a ball


Visual Perceptual Skills: the ability to interpret, analyse, and give meaning to what we see, which is essential for learning to read, write and perform activities of daily living


Sensory Integration: effecting attention and concentration skills, regulation, impulsivity


Social Skills: developing appropriate play skills, improve eye contact, turn taking and awareness of body language


Handwriting Development: pencil grip, letter formations, letter reversals, spacing


Practical Living Skills: dressing, toileting, self-care, organisation