Occupational Therapy – Pushpa Khanna Memorial Centre – Celebrating Diverse Abilities

Occupational Therapy

For :

Occupational therapy is used for someone who has difficulty with everyday tasks
• physical disability
• learning disability
• mental health condition
• medical condition


Purpose:

• Prevent or minimize disability
• To help increase functional independence in daily life
• Focuses on physical, sensory or cognitive disability
• Control their ‘energy’ levels and hyperactivity
• Work on time management
• Come up with analogy that help your child understand hyperactivity how to keep it in check.

Techniques :

Occupational therapists identify the activities that are causing difficulties and help the child through exercises/activities/strategies like,
• Physical activities
• Play activities
• Developmental activities
• Adaptive strategies to cope with transitions
• Adapting the environment
• Sensory Integration activities
• Neuro Developmental Techniques

Assessments :

• Observational assessment
• AMPs is comprised of 16 motor and 20 process skill items
• Sensory activity
• SPM –Sensory Processing Measure
• Adolescent/ Adult sensory profile
• Bayley Scale of infant Development (BSID)
• Berry –Buktenica Developmental
• Test of visual-Motor integration (Beery VMI)
• Development test of visual Perception
• Infant –Toddler Sensory Profile
• Peabody Development Motor
• Scale (PDMS-2)
• Sensory Integration & praxis test (SIPT)
• Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation
• Bay Area Function
• Childhood Autism Rating Scale

How Will It Benefit A Child:

• OT will help in various part and improve their cognitive physical sensory and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment
• Develops Social skills

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