Scholastic tasks include: Handwriting issues, Copying from the chalk board, Task completion, Sensory Issues, Disorganised work space, Issues with planning and executing work and/or movement, Concentration and focus issues, Behaviour issues and Anxiety.
Autonomy, sense of achievement, job satisfaction, motivation, sense of self-worth and confidence are some of the areas that make up our sense of harmony. Emotional harmony of the child within the family and school environment is vitally important with how the child experiences themselves in the world.
Strengthening the physical body so that there is good co ordination and motor control, and less fidgeting and more ability to focus are important too. This helps endurance as well. Gross and fine motor co ordination improve, including writing speed and fluency.
Motor planning in space and on paper develops.
Occupational Therapists use games, physical movement, toys, swings, large balls, trampolines and large pieces of equipment to achieve their aims in the treatment programme of your child. The treatment programme is created generally after a full comprehensive standardised assessment from which it can be discerned what your child's strengths and weaknesses are.
Sometimes Occupational Therapists work with Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Counsellors, Remedial Teachers, School Teachers and obviously parents to work with all the needs of the child.