Benefits of Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy or OT helps children reach their fullest potential! Therapists work with children to become more independent with daily tasks, address sensory difficulties, promote academic success, and much more. At Allcare Therapy our services are rooted in Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, and The SOS Approach to Feeding. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Occupational Therapy for your child.
1. Improving Motor Skills
Occupational therapists help children improve both their fine and gross motor skills through a variety of exercises and techniques. Gross motor skills involve large muscles needed for walking, jumping, crawling, etc. Therapists help children improve this skill to promote good balance, stability, and posture. Fine motor skills are related to smaller muscles like the hands and fingers which are important for school-related tasks and more. Occupational therapy helps to improve this skill to improve a child’s ability to complete tasks more independently.
2. Aids in Sensory Processing
During OT, a therapist works with a child to help them better receive and respond to sensory input. From trying new foods to being exposed to new clothing textures, OT can help your child better regulate their reaction to sensory stimulation.
3. Enhancing Social Skills
Occupational therapists promote social and play skills during therapy by encouraging the children to share, take turns, and express emotions. This is a great way for your child to learn and practice social skills with the support of a well-trained professional. These skills are used in many different parts of a child’s life and are therefore an important aspect of occupation therapy.
4. Increasing Independence
A big part of occupational therapy is helping children to learn how to complete daily living routines and tasks to increase independence, Those activities include: eating, getting dressed, grooming maintenance, and more!
If you would like to learn more about our Occupational Therapy offerings, please contact AllCare Therapy Services.