OT for social skills in children

OT for social skills in children

In its broadest sense, occupational therapy (OT) helps to foster general well being by enabling individuals to engage in the activities of daily life. OTs assist to improve people’s independence to ensure that they engage in their community in ways of their choosing,...
OT fine motor skills in children

OT fine motor skills in children

What are fine motor skills? Another word for fine motor skills is dexterity, which in general involves the coordination of small muscles. In particular, movements requiring the regulation of hands and fingers with the eyes (i.e. hand-eye coordination). In children,...
How OT can help improve organization skills

How OT can help improve organization skills

The development of effective organization skills is crucial for children to ensure that they have structure, focus and good time management skills, as these abilities are important as they mature from infancy, begin school and become young adults. Organization skills...
OT and sensory processing issues

OT and sensory processing issues

What is sensory processing? Sensory processing (or sensory modulation) is the neurological process of how we regulate sensory information, and it is important for individuals to be able to refine and coordinate sensory inputs. Put another way, occupational therapists...
OT and hand-eye coordination

OT and hand-eye coordination

The development of sufficient hand-eye coordination skills is important for children to develop, as they often influence the everyday functioning of the child. Hand-eye coordination is also referred to as visual motor integration, and it is the ability to use one’s...
How OT can improve attention problems in children

How OT can improve attention problems in children

It is vital for children to establish adequate focus and attention skills as it promotes the ability to disregard immaterial information and focus on what is important, and allows children to follow through with tasks. Attention is often related to one’s self-esteem...