If you are unsure about what occupational therapy (OT) is and how it can help your child, this accessible overview is for you. Answering all of the common questions about the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, this book also offers simple activities to practice at home that are inexpensive, fun and, most-importantly, OT-approved. This will be an illuminating and essential guide for parents and carers of children with physical and developmental disabilities or parents of children in rehabilitation from illness or injury. Professionals who want to learn more about the principles and practicalities of occupational therapy will also find it useful.
1. What is Occupational Therapy, My Child doesn't Work!.; 2. What are Core Muscles and Why are they Important to My Child's Function?.; 3. Feeding and Oral-Motor (Muscles of the Mouth).; 4. Handwriting and the Upper Extremity (Arm).; 5. What do you Mean we Have More than Five Senses?.; 6.Behaviour and Transition during Daily Activities.; 7. OT in School vs. OT in an Outpatient Setting/Clinic. Pocket Occupational Therapist Developmental Chart/Checklist. Resource Area. International Occupational Therapy Organizations.