Occupational therapy for children 0 till 18 years
As a parent you know when your child seems to have more difficulties then his peers. From ongoing clumsiness, writing difficulties or colouring, cutting, pasting, dressing, (constructional) play, puzzles, cycling to using cuterly and brushing teeth. Day to day things we easily take for granted. But also unexplainable tantrums, concentration difficulties and easily being overstimulated to the opposite; not noticing things in their surroundings or from their own body (poor body awareness).
Children with a diagnosis like autism (ASS), ADHD or DCD/dyspraxia can also have difficulties in these areas.
Occupational Therapy helps. Together with you and your child we look at what is causing the difficulties and we will set specific goals to work on. I work on motor skills and developing self-care skills and address sensory processing. In the sessions I use play as the main resource to connect with the child and make working on their goals fun. I work closely together with parents to support learning and developing in the daily situations. When needed I work together with teachers and other professionals.
Below you find some more information regarding specific areas