Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Which Children Will Benefit From Occupational Therapy

Children who may benefit from occupational therapy include:

Children who
  •  were injured at birth or were born with birth defects
  •  have sensory processing / integrative disorders
  •  have suffered traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
  •  have learning problems
  •  have autism
  •  suffer from pervasive developmental disorders
  •  have suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  •  suffer from mental health or behavioural problems
  •  have broken bones or other orthopaedic injuries
  •  have experienced developmental delays
  • have post surgical conditions
  • have suffered burns
  • have spina bifida (split spine)
  • have had traumatic amputations
  • have cancer
  • have suffered severe hand injuries
  • are sufferers of multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses
This list is adapted from the American Occupational Therapy Association

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