If you are unsure about what occupational therapy (OT) is and how it can help your child, this accessible overview is for you. Answering all of the common questions about the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, this book also offers simple activities to practice at home that are inexpensive, fun and, most-importantly, OT-approved. This will be an illuminating and essential guide for parents and carers of children with physical and developmental disabilities or parents of children in rehabilitation from illness or injury. Professionals who want to learn more about the principles and practicalities of occupational therapy will also find it useful.It is important to encourage fun activities which are strategically designed to work on strengthening her thumb, pointer, and middle finger. ... Break her crayons in half so that she has a smaller surface area on which to place her fingers.
|Title||:||The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs|
|Publisher||:||Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2012-10-15|