WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people of all ages with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. It uses activity to overcome difficulties and enable people to live life to its fullest.
Within Dubai Homeopathy Health Centre, Occupational Therapy is offered to all ages from babies to the elderly but with a specific focus on paediatrics and specialising in sensory integration therapy. Working with children with various disabilities including; ASD, Developmental Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorder, Learning Disability & Dyspraxia therapy aims to help children to overcome difficulties in the following areas:
Fine motor skills
Fine motor skill (or dexterity) is the coordination of small muscles, in movements usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers with the eyes.
Gross motor skills
Gross motor skills are involved in movement and coordination of the arms, legs, and other large body parts and movements. They participate in actions such as running, crawling, swimming, etc.
Many children these days are challenged with the ability to focus attention on what is happening in the class-room or even to what parents are requesting for even a few minutes, occupational therapy particularly Sensory Integration therapy addresses these issues extensively.
Coordination is the ability to use all resources, physical, mental and emotional in order to achieve something.
Social skills are the skills we use to communicate and interact with each other, both verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Sensory integration is the process by which we receive information through our senses, organize this information, and use it to participate in everyday activities.