What is pediatric occupational therapy
The Pediatric Occupational Therapy is a health-related specialty and more specifically to prevention, intervention and rehabilitation and involves the therapeutic use of intentional activities and play. Occupational therapy has as a goal the detection and evaluation of various dysfunctional elements in the behavior of a child, using scientific methods and approaches. As well as improving and exploiting the skills, skills of the child and teenager for his best performance at home and at school.
Goals of Occupational Therapy
- To contribute to the identification and identification of weaknesses (e.g. skills that are not developed or not in line with the child’s age) before they reach a problem and make the child difficult in his/her everyday life.
- To help the child to start school with as few difficulties as possible.
- To offer targeted activities for the development of lean and subtle mobility, muscle empowerment, space orientation, game development etc.
- To offer a game in order for the child to understand and conquer basic concepts (spatial, temporal, colors, shapes) and skills (cognitive, writing, subtle and coarse motion etc.)
- To overcome his fears and stimulate a sense of self-confidence through performing activities.
- Reinforce typical growth.
- To develop social skills in order to enable the child to participate in the best possible way in the personal and social environment.
Children who can benefit from our services display some or all of the following:
- He’s having Difficulty in balancing exercises, jumping.
- He’s having Trouble playing ball games.
- He’s generally a clumsy, sloppy kid.
- It Falls easily down
- He Avoids the playground equipment and doesn’t like to swing and spin.
- He Has difficulties in writing (not leaving space between letters and words)/painting him in relation to his classmates.
- He Has difficulties in organizing it in time and in the concepts of time.
- He’s having Trouble concentrating.
- Reverses letters and numbers.
- It is very passive, quiet and far-fetched
- He Seems to forget things he’s learned
- He’s having Trouble following instructions.
- He’s impulsive.
- He has aggressive behavior.
- He’s having Trouble controlling his overactivity.