Occupational Therapy looks at the following areas of development in the young child: vision, hand function, emotional maturity, attention, sensory-motor-integration, perceptual skills and activities of daily living (e.g. dressing, feeding, and bathing). Vision is a person’s first contact with the world, and motivates a child to explore his world and to learn. If a child’s vision is compromised, his hand function is often influenced. When a child’s hand function is not optimal it affects activities of daily living and hinders independence. This has a direct influence on a child’s social and emotional development.
The main aim of intervention is to help a child to reach his full potential and independence. The main medium of treatment is through play and interaction. Neuro-developmental therapy and sensory motor integration form the basis of our treatment approach.