KidSPOT Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy aims to help children succeed in meeting the daily needs of childhood: play & school. Many children referred to occupational therapy demonstrate difficulties in processing sensory input. These children misinterpret everyday sensory information, such as touch, movement and sound.. This can lead to difficulties with motor coordination, social/emotional challenges, school difficulties, behavioral problems, etc. The role of the occupational therapist is to assess and treat sensory processing and sensory integration disorders. Occupational therapist also address issues related to fine motor skill development and cognitive skill development. In addition, OT’s may assist children with visual-motor concerns. OT’s play a large role in prescribing assistive devices and adaptive equipment to improve functional abilities.