Our Occupational Therapist can help your child with the following:
Gross motor skills
Gross motor skills are skills that require whole-body movements and involve the large muscles of our body. These skills are important in enabling children to complete everyday physical activities like walking, running, throwing, kicking, jumping, catching, riding a bike, and sitting upright at a table. They are also necessary for everyday self-care skills like dressing and climbing in and out of bed.
Fine motor skills
Fine motor skills are those that require coordination and strength of a child’s small muscles within their hands, wrists, and fingers. These skills enable children to complete functional tasks such as holding a pencil, picking up small items, tying their shoelaces, fastening
clothing and opening and closing lids on bottles and containers.
Sensory processing is the way that each individual perceives, processes, and responds to sensory input in their environment that impacts their ability to attend and participate in tasks. When children have these sensory processing difficulties it can impact their ability to participate in
social interactions, play, and learning.
Emotional regulation is the ability to understand and manage one’s own emotional state. If a child experiences difficulty with emotional regulation it is likely to impact their ability to form meaningful relationships with their family and peers.
Handwriting is a very complex skill that requires the appropriate development of many other skills such as prewriting skills, fine motor skills, and visual perception skills in order to be completed successfully and with ease.
Visual perceptions refer to the brain’s ability to make sense of what the eyes see. These skills are important for everyday activities such as dressing, eating, writing, playing, and learning.
Executive functioning is a set of cognitive skills that enable an individual to focus, plan, prioritize, work toward goals, self-regulate behaviors and emotions, adapt to new and unexpected situations, and engage in abstract thinking and planning.