Occupational therapy is a client centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.
Who can benefit from occupational therapy
Anyone, of any age, can benefit from occupational therapy if they are unable to, or find it difficult to participate in a desired activity. Occupational therapists have training and knowledge in physical and psychosocial development and disorders and therefore look at the whole person, not just the physical aspects of the person’s problem. They also look at these problems or risks in terms of how they affect someone’s function. By seeing an occupational therapist, people develop the skills for the job of living so they are able to participate more fully in the life they choose, or to prevent a disruption in their day-to-day living. Occupational therapy benefits the individual and those around them such as teachers, employers, parents, spouses and other family members.
What are the Occupational therapy techniques
- Sensory Integration
Neuro Developmental Therapy
What is NDT?
Neuro developmental treatment is an advanced therapeutic approach in treating person with cerebral palsy, developmental delay and other Neurological problems. NDT is the holistic approach which improves the functional ability & independence of the children with neurological problems.
NDT addresses postural & movement problem related impairment based using key points of control to improve the quality of Life. It focuses to improve the functional ability & Performance of the child to become functionally independent. It is a popularly used approach in worldwide is treating the child with cerebral palsy. It is an effective treatment approach used in early intervention.
Who can get benefit from NDT Treatment?
Individuals who have minimal to severe motor difficulties [poor head control, trunk control, sitting balance, standing ability, frequent falling, abnormal walking, toe walking] can benefit from the NDT treatment. E.g. Cerebral palsy, Early motor delay, Developmental delay, Development screening for high risk infants, Global developmental delay.
Sensory Integration Therapy
What is Sensory Integration Therapy?
Sensory Integration is therapeutic approach that organizes sensation from one's own body and from the environment and makes it possible to use the body effectively within the environment. It explain the relationship between the brain and behavior and explains why individuals respond in a certain way to sensory input and how it affects behavior.
The goal of therapy is not to teach skills, but to follow the child's lead and artfully select and modify activities according to the child's responses. The activities afford a variety of opportunities to experience tactile, vestibular, and proprioceptive input in a way that provides the "just right" challenge for the child to promote increasingly more complex adaptive responses to environmental challenges. The result is improved performance of skills that relate to life roles.
Who can get benefit from SI Treatment?
Children who have difficulty in modulating, discriminating, coordinating or organizing sensation adaptively". Children who have autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, learning disabilities can benefit from SI Therapy.
It is our intent to provide evidence-based interventions in a fun, family and child-centered environment. Here, children will have opportunities to improve and expand upon their skills and developmental milestones through play schemes, mindfully constructed sensory and motor challenges, as well as education-based opportunities.
We design an occupational therapy plan, provided in individual session tailored to each child to address:
- Overall motor skill development
- Motor planning and improved coordination
- Sensory processing disorders
- Feeding development/feeding challenges
- Fine motor development
- Handwriting skills
- Visual-motor development
- Social and Play skill development
- Self-regulatory skills
- Self-care skills