Occupational Therapy skills for living
What is OT?
Occupational Therapy focuses maximising a person’s function in their daily activities.
For children this involves the ability to play, learn and care for themselves (eat, drink, dress, sleep, toilet). I will break down the daily activities which are challenging your child to find where the blocks are and then work to improve function through therapy and where necessary, the use of equipment. Some of the areas of difficulty we can work on include:
Fine motor (hand and finger control)
Gross motor (body control)
Visual motor (combining fine motor control with visual information e.g. writing)
Visual perception (how the brain interprets what it sees)
Cognitive (thinking skills)
Sensory processing (over or under responsiveness to things they see, hear, touch, smell, taste or even movement)
Psychological (e.g. anxiety or difficulty regulating emotions)
Your child’s therapy will be tailored to your family goals and will incorporate their strengths and interests. I strive to make sessions fun, so that attendance and participation are less challenging for both parents and children, with kids more likely to be upset that a session ends than that they “have to” go to therapy.
Examples of our work
Expert Witness Reports
I have been providing expert witness occupational therapy reports for medico-legal cases for 20 years. I have been engaged by both plaintiff and defendant solicitors for personal injury and medical negligence claims for adults and children. For more information, please contact me directly.
Functional assessments, home visits and assistive technology
We provide assessments and reports recommendations for assistive technology and simple home modifications.