Occupational Therapy


Unlocking independence and daily living skills for children with autism

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) plays a vital role in empowering children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to navigate everyday life and reach their full potential. It’s not just about “occupations” like work or hobbies; it’s about mastering the skills needed for daily living, sensory processing, and participation in meaningful activities.

OT for children with ASD is a collaborative journey, tailored to their individual needs and goals.

Here are some key aspects to consider

⦁ Play-Based Approach: Play is a natural way for children to learn and explore. Therapists use playful activities to engage children, make learning fun, and motivate them to practice new skills.

⦁ Sensory Integration: OT helps children integrate sensory information from their environment in a way that feels comfortable and manageable. This can improve their ability to focus, learn, and participate in everyday activities.

⦁ Assistive Technology: Therapists may introduce assistive technology tools to help children overcome challenges and achieve independence. This could include adapted utensils, communication devices, or specialized

⦁ Family Involvement: Family members play a crucial role in supporting the child's progress outside of therapy sessions. Therapists provide guidance and resources to help families implement strategies and continue practicing skills at home and in everyday life.

Remember, OT is a journey of empowerment, not just a set of exercises. With dedicated therapists, supportive families, and the right tools, children with ASD can gain the skills and confidence they need to navigate the world with independence and joy.