14 Feb Top Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Kids With Autism Every Day
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Occupational therapy is an effective treatment for children with autism. It can help with sensory issues and improve things such as balance, coordination, and fine motor skills.
This video lays out the skills taught by occupational therapy, along with the benefits and methods by which those skills are taught.
What We Learned from this Video:
- Occupational therapists have determined that the following skills are critical for healthy living:
- The ability to learn and commit new information to memory.
- Self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Independence and self-sufficiency.
- Easy and effective social interaction.
- Fine motor skills.
- Daily living skills such as routine development, hygiene and organization.
- The benefits of such skills are as follows:
- Better able to manage and interpret their senses without being overwhelmed.
- Increased focus and attention span.
- Increased sense of balance and comfort.
- Prevention of compulsive seeking or avoidance of certain sensory inputs.
- A sensory circuit is an activity that engages the sensory motor system, helping the child acquaint themselves with the feelings that accompany senses. These activities include:
- Activities that integrate the brain and body, like juggling or balance training.
- Relaxing exercises that teach children how their body fits into the space around them.
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