Occupational therapy helps individuals develop self care skills or relearn them after a surgery or medical condition such as a stroke or head injury. ADL’s focus on dressing, bathing, toileting and homemaking.
Sensory Processing is the body’s way of interpreting information from the environment around us. Some individuals have overactive or underactive responses to the incoming information. Occupational therapists work to organize their sensory system, reducing meltdowns, increasing participation and focus.
Visual Motor Integration is also known as eye-hand coordination. Vision is used to guide what the hand and body are doing to produce smooth coordinated movements and optimal end results. Occupational therapy will help with handwriting, cutting, throwing, catching and more.
Bilateral integration is the ability to use both hands or sides of the body together to perform tasks such as running, bike riding, catching and throwing a ball, dressing, etc. This is so important for growth, development and fine motor skills.
Fine motor skills involves the use of the small muscles of the hands and coordination of the eyes to perform tasks such as grasping objects, feeding, handwriting etc. Occupational Therapists work to increase strength of muscles of the hands as well as focus, and coordination of the eyes to be able to perform these skills that require attention to detail.