Our online occupational therapist work on improving fine motor skills, handwriting, visual motor skills, sensory processing and school-related self-care tasks. Students are required to participate in the learning at school. They need to be able to pay attention, follow directions, interact appropriately with others, hold the pencil and write effectively, organize their materials and not disrupt others. They also are expected to take care of their personal needs and the list goes on. Occupational therapy intervention usually starts with the teachers or parents identifying students who have certain difficulties in performing their day to day school-related activities.
1. VISUAL MOTOR SKILLS:
It is the ability to control hand movement guided by vision (Eye-Hand Coordination)
2. FINE AND GROSS MOTOR SKILLS:
Fine motor skills are small movements — such as picking up small objects and holding a spoon and a pencil that use the small muscles of the fingers, toes, wrists, lips, and tongue.
Gross motor skills are the bigger movements — such as rolling over and sitting — that use the large muscles in the arms, legs, torso, and feet.
3. SENSORY PROCESSING:
The students’ sense of touch (tactile), sense of balance (vestibular), and sense of where the body and its parts are in space (proprioceptive). It appears to be effective for helping patients with movement disorders or severe.
4. SCHOOL-RELATED SELF-CARE SKILLS:
To pay attention, follow directions, interact appropriately with others, hold the pencil and write effectively, organize their materials and not disrupt others. They also are expected to take care of their personal needs independently.