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Occupational Therapy Options

Birth Injuries and Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy refers to the exercises that help a child with daily tasks or activities. In many cases, occupational therapy is supplemental to physical therapy required for birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia or a brain injury.

Occupational Therapy Assists With Life Skills

Occupational therapy can be exceptionally useful for a child with birth injury complications. The therapy may target simple tasks like brushing teeth, holding silverware, playing with other children or any other task that may be difficult for the child.

Generally, an occupational therapist relies on adaptive equipment and exercises to assist an infant or child in improving life skills. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the child. It can be very rewarding for the parents and the child to seek treatment through occupational therapy.

The process of occupational therapy usually involves the following steps:

  • Evaluation of the infant or child
  • Goal setting with the parent and child to determine his or her needs
  • Treatment, therapy and exercises based on the determined goals
  • Evaluation following the completion of any goals

The therapeutic or emotional benefit of undergoing occupational therapy is a heavily emphasized component. For the child, being able to accomplish a simple task may be a huge confidence booster.

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