Occupational therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on helping children develop the skills they need to perform everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, eating, and playing with toys. For children with developmental disorders, occupational therapy can be particularly beneficial to help them develop skills related to social interaction, sensory processing, and motor coordination.
Our team of highly skilled and trained occupational therapists at Sanad Village work with children and families to develop individualized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. We use a variety of techniques and interventions to help children build skills and reach their full potential.
Some of the areas that occupational therapy can address for children with autism and other related conditions include:
- Sensory processing: Children with autism may have difficulty processing sensory information, which can affect their ability to engage in daily activities. Occupational therapy can help children develop strategies for processing sensory information and improving their overall sensory regulation.
- Fine motor skills: The use of small muscles in the hands and fingers, and are important for tasks such as writing, drawing, and manipulating small objects. Occupational therapy can help children develop fine motor skills and improve their ability to perform these tasks.
- Gross motor skills: The use of large muscles in the body, such as those used for walking, running, and jumping. Occupational therapy can help children develop gross motor skills and improve their overall coordination.
- Activities of daily living: Activities of daily living, or ADLs, are the tasks that we perform each day to take care of ourselves, such as getting dressed, brushing our teeth, and eating. Occupational therapy can help children develop the skills they need to perform these tasks independently.