A specialty area in occupational therapy that involves working on fine motor skills for self care and handwriting purposes
We work on grasp and release for improving handwriting skills, hand eye coordination to be able to catch a ball or copy from the blackboard, control of wrist and forearm, speed, dexterity, isolated movements for tweezer and scissor manipulation and many more skills. If fine motor is an area of concern we can work on those skills and improve your child’s ability to complete their daily activities.
Sensory Processing is how our nervous system transfers messages from our brain and manifests them in to behaviors and motor responses. Some children’s sensory systems are not organized with the appropriate responses and may over react to certain sensory stimuli. Other children may need more sensory input which in turn promotes increased sensory seeking behaviors and present themselves as overly hyper. With a sensory integration approach in occupational therapy we are able to work with you and your child to find calming strategies (sensory diet) that can improve their behavioral responses.