Occupational Therapy for Children in Cork - Starting in July 2017
What is Occupational Therapy?
Paediatric Occupational Therapists work with babies, children and young people who may not be able to participate in occupations/activities of daily living due to the effects of an illness, physical/psychological disability or neurological difficulties.
Occupations can be broken into three main areas:
● SELF CARE - Dressing, personal care, eating;
● PRODUCTIVITY - Access to education;
● LEISURE - Playing with friends, partaking in hobbies and preferred activities.
Our Cork Occupational Therapists work with children and families to enable them to achieve and maintain maximum potential and independence in all activities of daily living/occupations.
We can suggest alternative ways of doing activities, providing advice to families and school on learning new approaches and educating on adaptive equipment if required.
An O.T. uses therapeutic techniques and activities to help maximise abilities and independence skills. Therapeutic intervention varies according to the needs of the child/young person.