Occupational Therapy is a type of therapy that develops a person's ability to do activities of daily living (ADLs). Occupational Therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). A child's occupation is to play!
When working with children, occupational therapists use play as a tool to strengthen and improve a child's abilities. Therapy sessions may just look like play, however the therapist has chosen specific sequence of equipment, games and activities that work on developing a child's skills, to enable them to be independent and functional.
Most of the time, when a child appears resistant to doing what we want the child to do, it is usually because his or her mind and body just don't know how.
At Ms. Rose's TheraPlace we specialize in Sensory Integration Therapy.