Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescent

Child and Paediatric Occupational Therapists support children in helping them to participate in different activities like playing, dressing, reading, writing, and feeding. AWC Dubai has the best Clinicians that will help your younger one Participate and get more active.

Occupational Therapy is helpful and covers numerous areas, including:

  • Developmental Delay
  • Self-Care (dressing, bathing, toilet training)
  • Sensory and Visual Processing
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Dyspraxia
  • Oral Motor and Sensory (eeding and chewing)
  • Fine Motor Skill Development
  • Gross Motor Skills (Balance development, strength, and body movement)
  • Social Interaction Skills
  • Play Skills
  • Learning challenges (lack of attention, distraction, poor impulse control, difficulty learning new things, poor handwriting)

Why would a child need Occupational Therapy?

Children of special needs and with disabilities of motor functions and sensory functions can be treated with occupational therapies.

Children with feeding disorder, muscle weakness, or behavioral disorders should be assessed by child occupational therapist.

Children with different hypersensitivities are unable to cope with certain textures, clothing fabrics, or noises. Occupational therapies can help them learn how to adjust to these experiences to feel more comfortable and less anxious in the same environment.

Children who need improvement in daily living skills alongwith motor skills. With the proper assessment, evaluation and treatment, they can become an independent adult who is successful at home, school, and the workplace.

Children who need assistance with their physical, cognitive, communication, and daily living skills. The purpose is to assist children in living the most fulfilling lives possible.

Children with down syndrome, sensory integration problems, autism, visual processing disorders can benefit from occupational therapy services and must go through assessments and therapies. American Wellness Center based in Dubai Healthcare City has a lot of experience when it comes to Occupational Therapy for children and adolescents.

How can Occupational Therapy help?

Paediatric Occupational Therapy help children restore their ability to independently perform basic and instrumental daily living activities. Some of the benefits of Occupational Therapy are:

  • OT improves muscle strength, range of motion (both passive and active), and body positioning of individuals with arthritis, surgery, or stroke.
  • OT employs compensatory techniques to reduce muscle pain and build strength. Therapists educate patients regarding stretching techniques, exercises, and proper body positioning to decrease pain.
  • Visual changes due to stroke or brain injury may affect your ability to read or walk. OTs teach such individuals visual adaptive techniques to improve their reading and walking.
  • OTs train patients and their caregivers to understand the disabilities, limitations, and challenges patients may face due to their disease and or condition.
  • Home evaluations are also offered by occupational therapists in Dubai to address the safety hazards.
  • OTs also advise on home furniture and equipment placement for patient safety.
  • OTs also work on improving functional cognition, involving an individual’s reasoning, problem-solving, attention, organization, and cognitive skills required to perform functional tasks. They also help improve visual deficits in patients.

If your child is struggling to perform daily activities or if any medical condition, disease, or injury has made it difficult for your child to complete the routine activities independently, you may take help from occupational therapist to improve your child’s physical strength to live as independently as possible.

What we offer:

  • Occupational therapy for intellectual disabilities
  • Occupational therapy for physical disabilities
  • Occupational therapy for psychosocial disabilities (mental health)
  • Home Modification Services
  • Assistive Technology Services
  • SDA (Modified existing housing) and SIL (Independently living) Assessments
  • Occupational Therapy for children
  • Pediatric occupational therapy assessment
  • School-based occupational therapy assessments

How we work

At AWC Dubai, our highly trained and skilled Occupational Therapists make occupational therapy a fun play for children. Our OTs engage kids in motivational activities such as crafts, board games, and creating obstacles. Through these fun activities, kids enjoy learning how to achieve daily tasks independently.

Our licensed occupational therapists treat all areas of physical, sensory, cognitive abilities, emotional, behavioral, social, and motor skill development  and offer treatment plans customized to your child’s specific needs.

Step 1)

Initially our highly qualified and well-trained occupational therapists investigate into why your child struggles to perform specific tasks.

Step 2)

After gaining this knowledge they build a therapy plan accordingly based on child-friendly therapeutic techniques to help your child achieve their maximum potential and independence in all daily routine tasks.

Step 3)

Our OTs use creative methods and play-based activities to help children develop the necessary skills to perform tasks. We use both one-on-one and group sessions to boost self-confidence among children. We also foster parents’ participation during therapy sessions and train them about the activities and use of specific tools to implement those techniques at home.

We encourage parents to continue the therapy until advised by their child’s therapist even if they start to see the improvement. The complete sessions / program will bring a constant effect on the wellbeing of the child.

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