comes in many forms...the focus of this page is Occupational Therapy,
Speech Therapy and Home Therapy".
Most Pediatric Occupational
Therapists focus on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, balance, etc.
My grandson's Occupational
Therapist went far beyond the average therapist. While treating his Sensory Integration with swings and fine
motor skill activities, she taught him to have enough patience to listen
and do things right! She also taught him to
cooperate and make good decisions via choice therapy. And she taught me
new tricks...like getting him to write/draw in proportion
by using graph paper and telling him to stay in the box...or to increase
his coloring skills by me drawing a thicker line around the figure so
it's easier for him to stay within the lines.
average speech therapist works on articulation and vocabulary...again, I
was blessed. Our speech therapist also ran a social language group. Social
Language Groups teach children how to interact with one another, how
to share, how to take turns, how to win politely, and how to loose without
Our speech therapist
told me to watch the sessions through a one way
window and "take note"... I paid attention, and took notes...plenty of them!
Before long I was able to incorporate her techniques into our own home
routine. I got more structured with the time I spent with my grandson
each evening...teaching him, and watching him blossom.
See my Homemade
by Nana and Healing pages.