If a child struggles with any of the following problems, we can help.
- Staying in Seat/Falling Off Chair
- Organizing Space or Materials
- Sustaining Attention Span
- Following Directions
- Establishing Hand Dominance
- Putting on/Taking Off Coat
- Managing Fasteners on Clothing
- Coping with New Situations/Transitions
- Initiating/Terminating Activities
- Respecting Personal Space
- Holding/Manipulating Scissors
- Maintaining Appropriate Posture
- Following Rules and Routines
- Keeping Pace with Peers
- Bumping Into Others or Objects
- Discriminating Shapes, Colors, Numbers, or Letters
- Holding Pencil with Appropriate Grasp
- Handwriting (Rate, Legibility, Reversals)
- Coloring, Drawing, Tracing
- Copying from Board or Desk
These problems – all obstacles to learning and achievement – can be caused by underlying issues with sensory processing, sensory integration, gross motor skills, or fine motor skills.
What Can Be Done?
A child who is struggling with problems in the classroom may benefit from an occupational therapy evaluation by a qualified pediatric occupational therapist. Through occupational therapy, a child may develop strategies and skills to overcome problems and experience success in the classroom.
For more information, please contact us.