I am often asked when should a toddler, pre-schooler or young child see an Occupational Therapist?
In 20+ years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, I’ve worked with parents, teachers, caregivers and other therapists, to help them teach the children they love learn age appropriate skills and overcome the challenges they face.
I’ve designed this eBook to help indicate when Occupational Therapy can help a young child.
If you are concerned that your child is not learning developmentally appropriate skills, the information in the eBook can help identify the most common problems faced by children. This is where an Occupational Therapist can help your child learn developmentally appropriate and pre-school related skills.
The first step is to review the lists in the eBook and identify if you your child is faced with any of the challenges listed. Occupational Therapists have received extensive training in creating solutions and teaching children to overcome the developmental challenges they face.
As you go through the lists, it’s helpful to understand what Occupational Therapists do and how they help. The occupations of young children include the balance of active and passive play, solitary and peer play, sleep, daily living skills like dressing, toileting, grooming, bathing and eating, learning, as well as social skills.
Occupational Therapists help toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-aged children with everyday living skills as well as prepare for learning and performing in school. Occupational Therapists support both academic and non-academic goals in the domains of social skills, math, reading, literacy, handwriting behavior, recess, gym, school sports, self-care and self-help skills, prevocational and vocational preparation. Occupational Therapists support these skills in children from a young age.
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