Tuesday, 23 December 2014

A 9 month old has his first O.T. session

A few weeks ago, I asked in a few Face Book groups if anyone knew what occupational therapy is. I had some interesting responses. Out of the discussion, some thought that occupational therapy does not work with babies.

In the video that follows we see a few minutes of the first session that a 9 month old has with an occupational therapist. This session is specifically related to the task of feeding. The O.T. has clearly specialised not just in working with babies but more specifically with oral-motor function.

Did you know an O.T. is skilled in evaluating and treating babies sensation, motor skills, ability to sit upright, use of both hands together, eye-movements and more?

How many different functions do you notice that this little one is involved in?

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