- Sensory processing and regulation
- Primitive reflex integration
- Handwriting and fine motor skills
- Gross motor coordination skills
- Emotional regulation
- Attention and focus
- Self-care skills
- Play and social skills
- Visual-motor skills
- Developmental trauma
- FAS, NAS, and Prematurity
- Sensory-based feeding aversions
Occupational therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals achieve their goals and maintain independence in their daily activities. These activities can include everything from self-care tasks, such as dressing and bathing, to work-related tasks and leisure activities. Occupational therapy is often used to help individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities, as well as those recovering from injury or illness.
Occupational therapists work with their clients to develop individualized treatment plans that are designed to address their unique needs and goals. Treatment may include exercises and activities to improve strength, coordination, and range of motion, as well as strategies to improve problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills. Assistive devices and adaptive equipment may also be recommended to help clients perform tasks more easily and independently.
Occupational therapy can be beneficial for individuals of all ages, from children with developmental disabilities to seniors with age-related changes in their abilities. The ultimate goal of occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve their highest level of independence and quality of life, by empowering them to participate in the activities that are most meaningful to them.
Occupational therapy can also involve modifications to the environment or home, such as installing grab bars or ramps, to improve safety and accessibility. Through a collaborative approach with clients, occupational therapists aim to enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being and promote a sense of fulfillment and purpose in their daily lives.