Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is used to solve a wide range of problems. Autistic people can benefit greatly from hiring an occupational therapist (OT) to help them improve different areas of their lives.

This video defines occupational therapy before going into how it can help autistic children with various symptoms.

Autism Jargon: OT by Shannon Penrod, Autism Live
Initial Release Date: February 26, 2015
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • Occupational therapy helps people find meaning, satisfaction and independence in their lives.
  • Occupational therapy can help children who are having motor function issues, such as grasping objects properly with their hands.
  • Occupational therapists help people work on specific details that will drastically improve their day-to-day lives.
  • Occupational therapy can benefit people of all ages, and is not only for children with autism.

Occupational therapy can be a great tool for helping autistic children develop. Interested in learning about other therapies? Take a look at our Free Video Library to learn more about types of therapies available for your loved one with autism.

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