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    Occupational Therapy and Children

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    ibrahim milhim
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    تاريخ التسجيل : 08/07/2008

    Occupational Therapy and Children

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    Occupational Therapy and Children


    What Kinds of People Use OT Services?


    Occupational therapists work with children with any
    condition, disability or impairment that affects their
    ability to perform everyday activities.
    This includes:
    • Neurological impairments (e.g. cerebral palsy)
    • Acute medical, surgical and orthopedic
    conditions (e.g. upper limb fractures, burns)
    • Physical disabilities (e.g. spina bifida)
    • Developmental delay and disabilities
    • Learning disabilities
    • Psychosocial problems (e.g. behavioral, chronic
    illness, psychiatric disorders)
    Occupational therapists work in partnership with
    the child, their parents and other important people
    in the child’s life such as their doctor, teacher and
    other health professionals.


    What Services do OTs working in Paediatrics
    Provide?


    1. Assessment
    This involves an evaluation of developmental and
    performance skills and how these relate to home,
    school and play environments reviewing progress.
    2. Treatment
    Providing therapy and home programs to maximize
    the child's skills centre or home visits and
    discussions with care givers/parents
    3. Consultation
    This may involve the provision of written
    information (reports, programs), or collaborating
    with schools and other health professionals.
    Specific OT assistance may include physical
    rehabilitation, activity programs, use of adapted
    techniques, provision of aids and assistive devices,
    developing learning strategies and counseling.


    How can an OT Help Your Child?

    An occupational therapist can help a child, their
    care givers/parents and other people in the
    child's life to:
    • Gain a better understanding of the child's
    illness, disability or difficulties
    • Learn ways to maximize the child's
    performance in everyday living
    • Promote and nurture the child’s strengths
    and self-esteem


    Where do Paediatric OTs Work?

    Occupational therapy services are provided in a
    variety of settings including:
    • Hospitals
    • community centres
    • private facilities
    • educational facilities (schools and special units).

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