Occupational therapy is designed to promote health and well-being by enabling children to participate in the activities of daily living.
For children, occupations relate to activities that enable them to:
The assessment examines how these factors impact a child’s communication, social interaction and play skills.
The therapist uses parent interviews and formal and informal assessments to understand a child’s developmental profile with a focus on:
The occupational therapist (OT):
The focus of the intervention is to enable children’s participation in their everyday activities such as play with peers, school and self-care which contributes to their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. This is achieved by working on various skills such as cognition, motor, sensory, play and social using various approaches:
Children with difficulties processing sensory information from the environment (e.g., sensitivity to loud noises)
Help the child learn ways to organize the sensations so that he/she can participate in their environments
Using specialized equipment such as swings, balls, textured toys, trampoline, etc.
Children with difficulties controlling movement because of neurological disorders
Address neurological challenges like altered tone, weakness or tightness of muscles to help children move more easily at home and in school
Enhancing motor and play skills by sitting and playing, walking to explore the environment, climbing stairs, etc.
The Occupational Therapy team at Ummeed also runs various group therapy programs for children with varied diagnosis. Each group follows a structured intervention plan and is run by two therapists. Children are assessed at the start and end of the group intervention and receive individualized home programs for each session.
Happy Hands Club
A fun, play-based way to work on children’s hand and fine motor skills, focusing on pre-writing readiness and social participation
A group for children between 7-10 years to participate in group sessions for enhancing the legibility and speed of their cursive handwriting skills
A social skills intervention group for children within the age ranges of 7 to 10 years
Priti Salunkhe | Santosh Shintre | Anushree Sane | Sonam Shah | Priyanka Khuje | Vrushali Kulkarni | Yugma Malde | Sayali Parab | Dr. Roopa Srinivasan
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or call us on022 6248 8100 / 022 2300 2006