What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a health professional designation for treatment of various health disorders through various forms of activity. The Occupational therapy aims to help people achieve maximum functionality from their own activities. Occupational therapy is a therapy with particular emphasis on pediatrics, psychiatry, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics and knowledge of equipment and aids for people who are mentally or physically differently abled.
How an Occupational Therapist is Connected with Other Health Professionals ?
Although Occupational therapy is a therapeutic approach with its focus on exercise and activities. An occupational therapist needs to work closely with other professionals like speech therapist, physiotherapist, psychologist etc. For children, Occupational therapy has proved to be highly successful in the treatment of many health disorders like Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and ADHD etc.
How Occupational Therapy Can Help Treat Autism ?
Autism is a disorder that needs special attention, Autistic children needs a great deal of support from the parents and people around them, although parents of children with autism have knowledge of their child’s problem, they wouldn’t be having a clear idea of how to help the child cope up with his/her environment. Here comes the importance of a Occupational therapist who can guide both the parent and child to communicate better and with daily training and we can see improvement in the child’s behavior to his/her surroundings .