Occupational Therapy in Rome, GA
What Does Occupational Therapy Do?
Occupational therapy (OT) helps people work on cognitive, physical, social, and motor skills. The goal is to improve everyday skills which allow people to become more independent and participate in a wide range of activities.
How Does Occupational Therapy Help Autistic Children?
For children with autism, OT often focuses on play skills, learning strategies, and self-care. OT strategies can also help to manage sensory issues like difficulties with clothing, shoes, socks and how things feel when touched (Tactile). OT also addresses concerns with spatial awareness, visual integration, motor planning and coordination.
Occupational Therapy is centered around how a child:
• Cares for themselves
• Interacts with their environment