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How Occupational Therapy Can Help

Occupational Therapy (OT) can help a child/young person participate in the activities within their daily lives that they need to do and/or want to do. Working closely with families and schools, an OT may provide interventions depending on the individual's needs and goals. Please see our Top Tips documents for some ideas. 

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Occupational Therapy can help with:

  • Attention/concentration strategies
  • Handwriting
  • Scissors
  • Fine motor/gross motor skills
  • Posture and seating

 

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OT advice may look at techniques, equipment and/or positioning for:

  • Feeding/drinking
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Hygiene/grooming

 

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OT can provide advice and training to enable your child to participate in play activities such as:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Engaging in community groups
  • Bike riding

"The OT service gives great and useful advice."

-Parent