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OT in pediatrics

Published : Friday, 5 October, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 365

Rabeya Ferdous  Occupational Therapist Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital

Rabeya Ferdous Occupational Therapist Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital

Occupational Therapy is very important for kids. Occupational therapy help improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.Occupational Therapist uses play as a treatment method. So, kids feel more fun during therapy time.

According to the AOTA, kids with these medical problems might benefit from OT:
*    Birth injuries or birth defects
*    Sensory processing disorders
*    Autism/Pervasive developmental disorder
*    Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
*    Traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
*    Learning problems
*    Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
*    Mental health or behavioral problems

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*    Broken bones or other orthopedic injuries
*    Developmental delays
*    Post-surgical conditions
*    Burns
*    Spina bifida
*    Traumatic amputations
*    Cancer
*    Severe hand injuries
*    Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses

If you've noticed that your child is missing certain developmental milestones, OT could help. Occupational therapists can work with kids on many different types of activities:


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*    Self-care or activities of daily living (brushing teeth, buttoning clothes, using eating utensils)
*    Hand-eye coordination (writing on a classroom whiteboard, copying in a notebook what the teacher writes on the board)
*    Fine motor skills (grasping and controlling a pencil, using scissors)
*    Gross motor skills (doing jumping jacks, working on core muscle strength for sitting posture)
*    Planning and organization (helping a teen plan a trip to his locker to swap books or gym clothes for the next class period, using a graphic organizer for writing)
*    Sensory responses (helping kids with sensory processing issues respond to sensory input in more comfortable ways)
*    Schooling: Occupational therapist helps the child to improve classroom performance.
*    Occupational Therapist help the child to play independently as much as possible.
















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