Here Are Some Reasons a Child May Benefit from OT:
-Difficulty meeting developmental milestones within normal limits
-Birth injuries or genetic disorders (FASD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, etc.)
-Trouble with attention, can’t sit still
-Difficulty with peers or in relationships
-Difficulty regulating emotions and/or behaviour based on surroundings
-Difficulty with self-care including getting dressed, toileting, going to bed, bathing, etc.
-Over or under-sensitivity (ie. very reactive to certain sensations or noticeably under reactive/unresponsive)
-Significant rigidity and difficulty with change
-Traumatic injuries such as brain injuries or broken bones
-Mental health issues including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, body image distortions
-Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Significant lack of coordination and difficulty with motor skills (particularly fine motor skills)
-Difficulty eating (infant feeding, textures, extreme fussiness, the “white food” diet, anxiety, etc.)
There are so many things that OTs can provide service for. If you have any concerns about your child, don’t hesitate to ask your trusted healthcare professional, or feel free to email me any questions or inquiries.