Spotlight On Ablilities - Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy - How we can help

Occupational Therapy

Your child may benefit from occupational therapy if:

During preschool/kindergarten and Grade 1 your child’s “fine motor skills” do not develop.  Work is messy, grip on pencil does not look like other people’s, cutting along a straight or simple curve is jagged, and/or colouring remains like scribble? 

 

HOW WE CAN HELP:

Assess the muscles and movements in the child’s hands and provide activities to develop the hand movements and provide adaptations to scissors, paper, pencils or writing surface to help with skills

 

Even at a young age your child seems to be unusually sensitive to touch, sounds, tastes or smells?  At any age your child had difficulty sitting in class or following directions.  

 

HOW WE CAN HELP:

Assess sensory processing and provide treatment and management skills such as movement programs, adaptive equipment, or visual schedules which help get rid of unwanted energy or wake up a body


Your child continues to have slow and messy printing or writing, letter reversals and poor spacing by Grade 2 and up? By Grade 5 is frustrated by any writing activity?

 

HOW WE CAN HELP:

Assess your student’s abilities; provide remedial programs to improve skills, adapt writing tools or seating, meet with teachers,  recommend and teach the use of assistive technology , as determined by the assessment


Your child seems uncoordinated, begins to hate gym and avoid sports, and cannot seem to “shed those bicycle training wheels”?

 

HOW WE CAN HELP:

Your child may have a developmental coordination disorder and a “hands off”, cognitive approach to movement such as bike riding may help your child to overcome their discomfort


As a preteen or teen your child seems to have difficulty with social interactions?

 

HOW WE CAN HELP:

Provide practical programs which help develop self-confidence and social understanding


Has difficulty organizing or sequencing, such as putting clothes on in a logical sequence, getting ready to go to school, remembering homework/announcements, brushing teeth (braces), etc.

 

HOW WE CAN HELP:

Help student establish self-monitoring routines such as using picture schedules for tasks

Contact: (506) 472-7768 (phone or fax)
Mail: 640 Prospect St., Suite 106, Fredericton, NB E3B 9M7
Email: info@spotlightonabilities.ca

 



People with:

  • Autism
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Visual / Perceptual / Sensory / Motor Processing Disorders