Pediatric Occupational Therapy
“A better body for strong minds is how our occupational therapists look at children from a holistic perspective. We help children develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults and progress normally through the stages of social or cognitive development.”
You may wonder if your child really needs pediatric occupational therapy when they are too young to have a job. Yes, it is, but children do have jobs too, and their job is to play and learn. Our occupational therapists (OT) help them to do this as independently and effectively as possible. At Hope AMC, where the best pediatric occupational therapy is provided for children with special needs, you can see the best trained and experienced pediatric occupational therapists for a variety of conditions including:
- If your child is facing sensory challenges like over or under-responsive sensory input.
- If he/she is having poor fine motor skills
- If he/she is having attention and concentration problems like difficulty in sitting still at one place or listening attentively, etc.
- If he/she is having poor eye-hand coordination
- If he/she is lacking social skills like limited peer interaction, decreased play skills, etc.
- If he/she is unable to perform the daily self-care tasks independently
- If he/she is facing difficulty in sleeping
- If he/she is facing emotional challenges like getting agitated or failing to calm self or showing any other kind of abnormal emotional reactions
- If he/she is having difficulty in accepting changes in the daily routine or environment
- For all these problems, contact us and let us help your child
How Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists Help Children
At Hope AMC, our pediatric occupational therapists conduct thorough pediatric Occupational Therapy assessments before designing Occupational Therapy for Children Programs so that his/her specific needs can be addressed. Advanced therapeutic techniques and tools are used by our therapists to ensure that the children can achieve their goals and gain maximum independence in conducting the OT activities.
We believe that parents are the best teachers and they should be an essential part of their child’s treatment and hence, we encourage them to attend the children’s occupational therapy sessions.
Our Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program May Include:
- Self-care routines like getting dressed (fine motor skills and motor planning)
- Helping to develop visual motor skills – tracking an object, hand-eye coordination
- Facilitating handwriting development through providing intervention to develop fine motor and writing readiness skills
- Holding and controlling a pencil, using scissors (fine motor skills, motor planning)
- Throwing and catching (gross motor skills like balance and coordination)
- Helping children coping skills with generalized anxiety disorder
- Instructing caregivers in regard to mealtime intervention for children with autism who have feeding difficulties
“Our OT specialists offer individualized treatment plans for teaching vital behavioral skills to children with autism.”
Best Pediatric Occupational Therapy in Dubai at Hope AMC
Hope AMC provides a range of occupational therapy activities for children that are geared toward their individual needs and goals. Our OT program will work with your child by breaking down complex tasks into smaller parts and then linking activities together. A small fidget toy, for example, can help them focus when someone is speaking, or teach them appropriate social behaviors such as sharing.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Techniques Followed By Our OT Specialists
To help with hand-dominance, we will help your child to learn to coordinate their eyes, hands, arms, grip and posture to form letters more clearly. Our occupational therapy specialists will help your children develop visual motor skills, track an object, and obtain hand-eye coordination skills.
02 Sensory Integration
We will help children with sensory integration issues to learn to process, interpret, and respond to what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch throughout the day in appropriate ways.
03 Anxiety Disorder
Our occupational therapy for children can also help children with challenges like dyslexia, visual processing issues, executive functioning issues, and dysgraphia.
04 Sensory Diet
Our occupational therapy specialists design sensory diets. This plan is a series of physical activities and accommodations tailored to give children the sensory input they need.
Remember, treatment options will vary for each child as will duration of therapy.
What Can You Do?
We can develop necessary physical, cognitive, and sensory skills in your child so they can perform daily tasks more independently.