5 ways an OT can support your child

10 May, 2023

As a parent, you want nothing more than to see your child reach their potential and succeed in life. However, sometimes our children may face challenges or difficulties that hinder their progress. Fortunately, an Occupational Therapist can support your child to achieve important milestones and become more independent.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) empowers individuals to engage in activities that hold personal significance to them.

These activities can range from self-care to employment, volunteering, participating in hobbies/interests, and social events.

By providing individuals with the necessary skills and support, Occupational Therapy can help them achieve their goals and lead fulfilling lives.

If your child is struggling with daily activities or developmental milestones, it may be time to consider Occupational Therapy.

In this blog, we explore 5 ways an OT can support your child to reach their potential. An OT can support your child to improve daily activities including:

Occupational Therapist can support your child

1. Dressing and grooming: OTs can help children learn how to dress and groom themselves more independently, including buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, and zipping zippers.

2. Handwriting and fine motor skills: They can work with children to develop the fine motor skills necessary for tasks such as handwriting, using scissors, and manipulating small objects.

3. Sensory processing: Assist children who struggle with sensory processing issues learn how to improve regulation of their responses to stimuli such as noises, textures, light, taste and smells.

4. Coordination and balance: OT’s can help children improve their coordination and balance through exercises and activities that strengthen their core muscles and improve their insight into their safety, spatial awareness, recognition of personal space and navigating through the environment.

5.Play skills: Help children develop social and play skills, including taking turns, sharing, and engaging in cooperative play.

Supporting your child to reach their potential

Occupational Therapy can be such a valuable avenue for children who are struggling with daily activities or developmental milestones. By working with one of our qualified Occupational Therapists, your child can begin to develop the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.

Contact us on 1300 122 884 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards unlocking your child’s full potential.

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