Pediatric Occupational Therapy works to improve fine and gross motor skills and motor planning in children. It can also help children who struggle with self-regulation and sensory processing.
Our Occupational Therapist (OT), Mr Mohd Asri Bin Mohd Shah is licensed by Allied Health Professionals Council Brunei and assesses your child before beginning therapy and develops a programme of activities based on your child’s strengths and challenges
Some skills you may find your child will focus on
Self-care routines like getting dressed (fine motor skills and motor planning)
Writing and copying notes (fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination)
Holding and controlling a pencil, using scissors (fine motor skills, motor planning)
Throwing and catching (gross motor skills like balance and coordination)
Organizing a backpack (motor planning, organization skills)
Reacting to sensory input (self-regulation skills)
The earlier a child starts OT, the more effective it tends to be. Being able to do basic tasks can also help build up kids’ self-esteem and confidence, which can drop when they are struggling, especially in front of their peers.
Kids who struggle with motor skills tend to be uncoordinated and are often clumsy. Being seen as “different” can put them at risk of being bullied and make them feel like victims. If you have any concerns about your child’s development contact us today on +673 2672672 or click on the button below for an assessment.