What Is Paediatric Occupational Therapy?
The role of an Occupational Therapist
The role of an Occupational Therapist is to work with children who are experiencing difficulties with the practical and social skills necessary in everyday life.
All children need to have the opportunity and ability to run, hop, jump, write and learn. For some children achieving these skills can be really difficult and everyday activities such as P.E., play, writing and learning will become increasingly problematic. Having problems in these areas can lead to decreased motivation, poor self esteem and often behavioural difficulties.
An Occupational Therapist will aim to enable your child to be as physically, psychologically and socially independent as possible.
Occupational Therapy will use standardised, non standardised and clinical observational assessments to identify the difficulties your child is experiencing. Child friendly direct therapy intervention and strategies will then be delivered in order for your child to maximise his/her potential in activities of daily living.
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