Who should see aN OCCUPATIONAL therapist (ot)?

Children who experience difficulties in...

 

  • Fine Motor Skills

    • Using a pencil

    • Using scissors

    • Tracing, colouring

    • Manipulating puzzles

    • Using utensils e.g. fork, spoon etc

    • Stringing beads

  • Gross Motor Skills

    • Coordination of arms, legs etc​

    • Balancing

    • Strength

    • Walking, jumping, running, climbing, sitting upright

  • Sensory Processing

    • Over-sensitive to touch, movement, or sounds​

    • Under-sensitive & often seek for sensations/movements

    • Calming self when upset (self-regulate)

    • Adapting to changes

 

  • Visual-Perceptual Skills

    • Copying letters or shapes

    • Handwriting

    • Recognizing letters (reading)

    • Searching for item(s) among others

    • Clumsy/bumping into things

 

  • Attention/Learning Abilities

    • Easily distracted

    • Short attention span

    • Task completion 

    • Following instructions

    • Hyperactivity/tires easily

    • Difficulty learning new things

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

    • Getting dressed​

    • Tying shoelaces

    • Using the toilet 

    • Eating meals