Occupational Therapy

The term Occupational therapy is to help the person with autism to improve his/her quality of life at home, as well as in schools. The therapist helps to introduce, maintain and improve skills so that the people with autism can be as independent as possible.

In occupational therapy we provide the followings,

  • Daily Living Skills such as toilet training, dressing, brushing teeth and other grooming skills.
  • Fine Motor skills required for holding objects while handwriting or cutting with scissors.
  • Gross Motor Skills used for walking, climbing stairs or riding a bicycle.
  • Smiling posture or perceptual skills such as telling the differences between colors, shapes, and sizes.
  • Awareness of his/her body and its relation to others.
  • Visual skills for reading and writing.
  • Play, coping, self help, problem solving, communication and social skills.

Since we provide the above therapies, in a regular stream the child with autism gets the following improvements.

  • Developing peer and adult relationship
  • Learning how to focus on tasks
  • Expressing feelings in more appropriate ways
  • Engaging in play with peers
  • Learning how to self regulate.

We also provide Sensory Integration Therapy in order to control their Sensory Issues, which includes

  • Problem with balance
  • Problem with body position in space
  • Over sensitivity, to touch and the feel of certain types of clothing, social, behavioral or attention problems.

The above mentioned issues are under control by applying the below mentioned techniques.

  • Being brushed or deeply touched and massaged
  • Compressing elbows and knees
  • Swinging
  • Spinning on Scooter
  • Wearing a weighted vest

We provide these therapies everyday by a well qualified, dedicated, and experienced Occupational Therapist.