Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy & Sensory Integration

The sessions of occupational therapy and sensory integration are conducted on a one-on-one basis. We provide Sensory and Occupational Therapy through play activities and it is an important part of the intervention programme which caters to stimulation of individual’s sensory needs and helps the child in sensory integration, developing fine and gross motor skills and improving sitting behaviour. It provides multi sensory therapy for tactile, visual, auditory, propriceptive and vestibular sensations. The session includes structured Sensory & Occupational Therapy inputs to improve, restore, or compensate for lost function. Occupational Therapy aims to enable the child to perform meaningful and purposeful activities by not only improving their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities but also compensating for permanent loss of function. Sensory Integration Therapy helps children having sensory dysfunction and difficulty in eye contact.

 The occupational therapy sessions are aimed at improving the below areas of the child: 

  • Fine motor 
  • Visual perceptual Visual motor integration 
  • Motor planning 
  • Self care skills and ADL 
  • Play skills
  • Muscle tone and strength 
  • Gross motor

Sensory Integration
Sensory Integration is the ability to organise sensory information for use. It is a neurological process that organises sensation from one's own body and from the environment and makes it possible to use the body effectively within the environment. Sensory integration is information processing, the brain must select, enhance, inhibit, compare, and associate the sensory information in a flexible, constantly changing patterns; or we can say brain must integrate it.
 
 
Sensory Integration Intervention helps an individual to improve in Pervasive Developmental Disorders by:
  • Regulating arousal level.
  • Increasing ability to attend and decreasing distractibility.
  • Decreasing anxiety. 
  • Increasing comfort. 
  • Decreasing stereotypic or self stimulatory behaviours. 
  • Improving various skills.
  • Increasing independence.