September 7, 2016

Q & A’s

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

  • Appears clumsy, bumps into things and trips over frequently
  • Poor catching and throwing skills
  • Difficulty riding a bike
  • Poor balance
  • Fatigues easily with sports or gross motor activities
  • Poor pencil grip
  • Messy handwriting
  • Dislikes colouring in and drawing
  • Unable to tie shoelaces, do up buttons or zips
  • Easily distracted
  • Poor concentration and attention
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Difficulty retaining information
  • Fidgets in the classroom, difficulty sitting still
  • Difficulty keeping up with peers in the classroom
  • Difficulty copying from the board
  • Has temper tantrums
  • Easily frustrated
  • Poor social skills (difficulty making friends)
  • Fussy eater
  • Dislikes certain textures/clothing
  • Dislikes having hair washed or brushing teeth
  • Avoids messy play