The primary objective of occupational therapy for kids is to help them gain independence in day to day activities. We all want to dress, feed, and visit the loo without any assistance. The activity-specific exercises help an individual to improve on specific areas of their lives.
At Synaptic Pediatric Therapies, we offer compensatory occupational therapy for children at home. We customize the activities to suit the patient’s needs. If they want to improve on the motor or sensory skills, we give activities for that.
One characteristic of occupational therapy candidates is memory loss or obsession with specific activities. OT for kids aims to draw them from over-concentrating on some activities and at the expense of others.
Memory loss can also result from injury, illness, or advancement in age. Occupational therapy helps the patients overcome this drawback. After a series of repeated activities, the ideas start sticking. Exercises that aim at improving the brain capacity for organization, attention, and retention are necessary. These may include playing brain games and the use of tools like computers.
3.Improves Sleep Schedule
If your child is having irregular sleeping patterns due to a condition like autism or ADHD, then OT for kids will come in handy. Therapy relieves stress and anxieties, thus giving the kid quality sleep. Consequently, they can plan their time more effectively.