What is OT?

OccupationalTherapists working with children and young people have knowledge and experience of how children develop and acquire skills.

They aim to maximise a child’s functional ability at home, at school, and for play and leisure activities.

How does O.T. fit in?

Your child may need help with participating in their daily living, physical and learning environment.

This may affect how they manage:

 fine motor skills, e.g. handwriting, hand dominance

 sensory processing

 self-care and daily living skills, e.g. dressing, using cutlery

 sustaining posture, e.g. sitting for table-top activities

 gross motor skills, e.g. balance

 organisation, planning and sequencing

 making sense of visual information

 concentration / attention

 sustaining activity levels

 use of technology



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