Occupational therapy can help children with autism perform better in school and home environments. Parents who are referred to occupational therapy practitioners often have concerns about the behavioral and social development problems their children with autism display in these environments, and practitioners can assist with these issues.
One of the major challenges in Special children is to help them develop the ability to dress themselves without needing someone else by removing the obstacles or common ways of doing things that make tasks difficult for those living with Autism.
Using The Bathroom
Sometimes autistic children who are toilet training can behave in challenging ways. For example, they might be afraid of the toilet, go in places other than the toilet, fill the toilet with paper and other materials etc.
If your child is behaving in these ways, professionals like psychologists or occupational therapists can help you develop strategies to overcome these problems.
Eating and Grooming
Some OTs are specifically trained to address feeding and swallowing challenges in people with autism. They can evaluate the particular issue a person is dealing with and provide treatment plans for improving feeding-related challenges.
Fine motor skills Development
Autistic children are not all challenged by motor skills development to the same degree. Some have pronounced difficulty with fine motor skills, some are more challenged by gross motor skills, while others have difficulty with both.Studies have shown autistic children can have varying degrees of difficulty with fine and gross motor skills.
- Who will be working directly with my child?
- How many years have you been working as a OT?
- Where will services be provided?
- How often will therapy sessions be?
- What are the goals of this program?
- What real-life skills will therapy help with?
- How do you help with sensory issues?
- How do you measure progress?
Once, we speak on these questions. We are sure that you won’t be needing a second opinion.