Our Occupational therapists look at how children are functioning in their daily environments by assessing their abilities in three categories;
- self care (including toileting, bathing, eating etc.),
- productivity (at school, or on the job)
- and leisure activities.
An occupational therapist may be involved with you or your family if you have questions or concerns in any of the following areas:
- Fine motor or hand skills such as using a pencil, crayons or scissors.
- Play skills such as choosing appropriate toys and learning how play promotes overall development.
- Feeding skills such as decreasing sensitivity to different textures, spoon feeding, using a cup and adapted utensils.
- Self-care skills such as toileting including special equipment for toileting (i.e., grab bars adapted toilet seats), and dressing/undressing skills.
- Home renovations and accessibility.
- School issues such as accessibility, equipment at school and transitioning into a new school.