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Do Kids With Autism Benefit From Occupational Therapy And How
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Just saw that 1/88 us kids has autism. I don't believe that. Is someone making money off the diagnosis or treatment?
Better diagnosis: Remember those kids who were in special ed when you were in school? Mine had 250 kids, and there were about 8 in the special education class. That meant 1/30 had autism. Autism now encompasses the former diagnosis of mental retardation, developmental delay, conduct disorders, and most learning disabilities. They are all considered part of the spectrum, it's not worse, just definition changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
School: Ask the teacher. The public schools usually supply a program for handicapped kids. ...Read more
Hopeful improvement: Hi...Occupational therapy (along with other rebailitative services) can be very helpful to children with a broad spectrum of developmental disabilities. Your child(and I do not know the exact nature of the disability) can expect to gain better functioning and adaptation to the world around; and, as a result, be able to be more interactive with the various things in that world. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It really depends on the disability. The term occupational therapy is really inaccurate. In most cases it has nothing to do with an occupation. Ots are trained to help people with disabilities learn compensatory strategies to maximize their function. They also tend to focus on problems related to use of the upper extremities in particular. Ots work with kids all the time and are extremely helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the difference, if any, between occupational health and occupational therapy in relation to children?
Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?
May not help much: Occupational therapy can help people with fine motor control problems such as the ability to write, type, or otherwise use the hands, wrists, arms. If a child's brain is different, causing him difficulty in dealing with ideas, words, phrases, sentences, etc..., then it is not a motor skill problem, and may not benefit much from o.T. It may be worth a brief try, to see if there is improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specialization: In general terms, occupational therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy. Pts may focus on treating an injury and healing the body. Ots focus on assisting the patient with daily activities/occupations. It can be activities like self care (eating, cleaning, dressing, cooking), mobility (opening doors, using equipment), or work (keyboard, work station, operating work tools). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more
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