Who goes to OT?

OT is for those who need to learn how to be independent to live their own lives. For children it is being able to do everyday things on their own. One of the reasons children receive OT is because their inability to write. It is a common delay children face and it is great that is offered. This video is the experience of a girl who goes to OT to learn how to write. Her parents love it and she is improving so much. Enjoy!

What is Occupational Therapy?

Also known as OT, is a type of therapy that allows individuals to work on being independent in their lives. For children, it means to be able to learn, play, and do daily activities such as eating, dressing, and bathing. OT is mostly recommended for children with physical and cognitive delays. Occupational therapists can be found everywhere from schools, mental health centers, hospitals, and etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, OT is one of the fastest growing careers.

How Speech Therapy Helps Children with a Speech Impediment

This video shows a child named Michael who underwent speech therapy. As mentioned, once he started school full time, his teachers were telling his parents that he needed help to communicate. Michael has been able to apply his knowledge communicate it to his therapist or he would let them know when he does not understand what is being told to him.

The video interviews Micheal and his parents on how speech therapy has helped him and everyone around him.

Treatment for Developmental Delay

Among any kind of illness, there is a possibility that there can be a cure or treatment. Unlike illness, delays and disabilities provide some kind of treatment to help the child to grow and develop their own way. With any kind of treatment, it depends on the individual’s own effort and strengths/ weakness in order to overcome their delay.

The types of treatments available for anyone with a developmental delay are:

  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
    • Mainly for those with autism

To learn more about each type of therapy, keep up with my posts.