Occupational Therapy Treatment
Sometimes children with autism require training and tools to fully participate in the activities of their daily life. These activities may include self-care tasks, playing with others, fine motor and gross motor activities and engaging in school or work tasks. In our Occupational Therapy Treatment, we work with children to develop the skills needed to engage in functional activities and adapt to new tasks and their environment. Weekly sessions can provide intensive intervention for one specific skill (feeding, printing) or help your child improve overall functioning by working on multiple goals across various domains essential to development like fine and gross motor skills or sensory processing. Our therapists will also assess your child’s sensory preferences and differences that impact the tasks they engage in. We will work with you and your child to develop an intervention program that best meets the individual’s goals to develop independence.
Call Children & Youth Intake
Identify Occupational Therapy Needs
Develop Meaningful Goals
Learn and Practice Strategies
To begin, you will participate in a planning session with a registered occupational therapist to determine your child’s needs and strengths and set meaningful goals.
The next five sessions will be dedicated to skill development and learning. We will work together to address goals and provide strategies to enhance participation in meaningful daily activities Through play and goal-directed activities, these sessions will focus on improving identified needs. It may also involve adapting the task, environment, or supports provided to help your child in reaching their goal.
A brief written summary will be provided at the end of the treatment. During your last session, the occupational therapist will review the report contents and discuss potential next steps.
Occupational therapy treatment is appropriate for you and your child if:
- You have a child, aged 0-18
- Your child has a fine motor, gross motor, sensory processing need that impacts skill development
- You, the caregiver, can participate in all sessions