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Doctor insights on: Do Kids With Autism Benefit From Occupational Therapy And How

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Do kids with autism benefit from occupational therapy and how?

Do kids with autism benefit from occupational therapy and how?

Yes: It helps to desensitize children with autism to normal world stimulation such as the feeling of clothing, or sounds or smells or sensations in the mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What kind of problems qualify a child for occupational therapy?

School: Ask the teacher. The public schools usually supply a program for handicapped kids. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy benefit someone with JRA?

How can occupational therapy benefit someone with JRA?

Help upper extremiti: Can help your treatment for hands and upper extremity. Your rheumatologist can help guide you in this therapy. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy help my disabled child?

How can occupational therapy help my disabled child?

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 more

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What can I expect in occupational therapy for my disabled child?

What can I expect in occupational therapy for my disabled child?

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 more

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Please help! what is the difference, if any, between occupational health and occupational therapy in relation to children?

Please help! what is the difference, if any, between occupational health and occupational therapy in relation to children?

Totally different: Occupational therapy is focused on helping people to be more functional in their lives mainly through how they use tools and their upper extremities. Occupational health has a focus on keeping people safe and healthy in the workplace. ...Read more

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How early can you start occupational therapy?

It depends: The reason you are sent for occupational therapy usually determines when you can start. Ask your healthcare professional for the best answer. ...Read more

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Wanna know how occupational therapy will help?

OT help: Ot can help by strengthening the various muscles, improving flexibility of the joint and surrounding muscles and instituting modality intervention that can reduce painful swelling following an injury and/or surgery. ...Read more

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How can a person get occupational therapy for himself?

OT help: A person/patient can specifically request from the examining physician that he/she would like to work with an occupational therapist. If the person has an upper extremity injury then a prescription can be detailed describing the diagnosis and ot plan. ...Read more

Dr. Isaak Halegoua
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Occupational Therapy (Definition)

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


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more