Occupational Therapy and the benefits

21 October 2021

Girl playing with sensory lights in occupational therapy session.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy supports children to overcome barriers that prevent them from doing the activities (occupations) that matter to them.  These activities make up everyday life and can support children to participate and be a part of school and family life.

What does an Occupational Therapist do?

An Occupational Therapist’s role is to assist children in participating in  “occupations” with the greatest level of independence possible. These childhood occupations include everyday activities. For example, learning in school, feeding, dressing and playing with friends. Through the therapeutic use of activities, children can develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain these skills.

How can an OT support your child?

Occupational Therapy works with you as a  family to find out what is important to you. Some of the activities we may work on include:

  • Self-care routines like getting dressed, toileting, eating.
  • School ready skills: for example, handwriting, using scissors
  • Using your hands to play with different toys and developing play skills.
  • Removing barriers to learning: to support a child to concentrate and focus in school.

Occupational therapy at CPotential

We will identify strengths and difficulties your child may have, and will help you work out practical solutions. After that, we will tailor the best package for you and your child, which will help to boost confidence and improve independence.

For further information on some of the specialist interventions offered by Occupational Therapy at CPotential, visit our Occupational Therapy service page.


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