Footprints Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a form of intervention in which the therapist and child work to develop or improve the necessary skills for daily living through activity. Principal “occupations” of childhood include play, school performance and self-care.

Mastering play with toys improves fine motor function and helps teach basic concepts such as colours and shapes. The use of pencils or pens to print, draw, and later, to learn cursive writing is an integral part of every school day. Feeding, getting dressed and brushing teeth are self-care tasks we accomplish every day. Paediatric occupational therapists help children improve performance in all these areas.

Children with shortened attention span, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and/or sensory processing issues can also benefit from occupational therapy intervention

Occupational therapy can also help children develop: