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Online Occupational Therapy For Children


Occupational therapy helps kids who have a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability learn how to do everyday things like eating, focusing on learning, putting on shoes and socks,  and writing. Our occupational therapy experts help children and their families via online sessions. Some children have trouble acquiring the skills that allow them to explore their environment on their own. They might experience issues with fine or gross motor skills, sensory processing, visual-perceptual skills, and other abilities. In those cases, occupational therapy can make a big difference.

Uses of occupational therapy-

Occupational therapy helps the child recover and overcome the barriers in their daily life activities making them independent and confident in life. 

  • OT for autistic kids helps them access their natural environments with greater ease, increase their independence, and improve their ability to take part in activities that are meaningful to the child and family. It can help them overcome sensory issues like touch or sensitivity, positive behaviors and social skills by practicing how they manage frustration, and learn cognitive functions such as problem solving, impulse control, memory and attention

  • Master basic life skills such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and self-feeding.

  • OT also helps children with poor handwriting.

  • Occupational therapy focuses on body functions and the ability to do basic things independently. It is helpful for toilet or self-feeding training of children as well.

  • In a child with ADHD, it can help the child improve certain set of skills like, organization, physical coordination, ability to perform everyday tasks and controlling ‘energy levels’ or hyperactivity.

  • It can help children with special needs to participate in social situations independently with confidence. 

  • Children with developmental delays can make significant strides socially and emotionally by working with a therapist.

  • Improve eye–hand coordination so they can play and do needed school skills such as bat a ball and copy from a blackboard.

Does online occupational therapy work?

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Online occupational therapy is a successful model because our sessions are tailor-made based on the individual's needs and with necessary support from a parent/caregiver. It does work because it's practical and highly engaging!

  • Online speech therapy is exceptionally kid-friendly.

  • With online occupational therapy, there is no constraint in traveling and saves time. Sessions start on time. 

  • Through online occupational therapy parents who are unable to take their kids to a center get consultation and occupational therapy services at home.

  • These sessions are equally efficient and safe.

  • All sessions are recorded for parents to monitor, therapists to review, and administrators to reference if necessary.

  • Plus, increased engagement means that the children will make quicker progress and successfully reach their goals.

Who Might Need Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is quite helpful for kids presenting with​

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Sensory Processing Disorders

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Infantile Feeding/Latching Difficulties

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Handwriting Skills

  • Hand-eye Coordination

  • Daily living Skills

What does an occupational therapist do for a child?

The role of an occupational therapist ranges from assessment to formulating a plan to helping a child achieve their set goals.

An occupational therapist first assesses how well a child can perform certain activities as per their age milestones. They may ask your child to write an alphabet, tie their shoelace, play some game, squeeze or grip some object to assess the strength of the child, or draw some objects

The duration of occupational therapy varies from child to child. Some kids grasp the instructions quicker and it can help them speed up their treatment. Always remember that practice is very important, you will have to motivate your child to practice activities at home.

If your child needs occupational therapy, our compassionate occupational therapists can help him or her achieve independence, grow, learn and thrive in various environments.

How do I prepare my child for occupational therapy?

You could look forward to seeing improvements in your child’s daily activities. For optimal results, your child needs to be as open to participate in the therapy sessions as possible. Few tips to prepare your child for an Occupational Therapy program. 

  1. Inform your child- sometime the child can experience fear before going to a new unfamiliar place. You can explain to your child more about the online sessions and give a brief introduction of the therapist to make sure they feel comfortable and more open to therapy. 

  2. Ask your child about their goals. Children seem to take more interest in activities when they see what's in it for them. Ask your child if they want to be able to write faster, tie their shoelaces on their own, or even go to the beach with their friends and be able to dip their fingers in the sand?  

  3. Dress your child for active therapy- the occupational therapist will suggest various activities and exercises to the child, therefore, the child should feel comfortable in their clothes and participate willingly in these activities. 

  4. Tell your child what to expect. You can tell the child how often the sessions would be scheduled and the duration of the sessions. You can assure them that you will be present by their side throughout the sessions. They have nothing to worry about and it's going to be a fun experience for them. 

  5. Share your child’s background with the therapist- can help your therapist understand the strengths, and requirements of your child better. 

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