What is occupational therapy?
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines occupational therapy as"skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the 'skills for the job of living' necessary for independent and satisfying lives". The goal of pediatric occupational therapist is to apply therapeutic strategies that will help maximize the independence of the child at home, school and social set up.
What are the occupational therapy intervention strategies for children with autism?
What is the aim of occupational therapy session?
Occupational therapy intervention including SI therapy and development of age appropriate skills for ADL, work and play forms the basis for further treatments, training and appropriate functioning alongside development. Children on the autism spectrum may benefit from occupational therapy, both at home and at school. The goal is to help them maximize their level of independence and lead more meaningful lives.