Cape Town Therapy Hub | Occupational Therapy
16302
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-16302,qode-quick-links-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-11.0,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.1.1,vc_responsive
 

Occupational Therapy

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Focus areas include but are not limited to:

 

  • Sensory Integration Therapy (SI) and Sensory Processing
  • Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-Based Model (DIR®/Floortime™)
  • Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT)
  • Therapeutic Listening and Solisten
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • School-based intervention
  • Extra time assessments

Sensory Integration Therapy (SI) and Sensory Processing

We believe that the ability to process sensory information provides the framework for much of children’s development. Sensory Integration difficulties may manifest as being sensitive to touch, sound and movement, resulting in difficulties related to sleep, feeding, concentration, motor planning (dyspraxia), and learning.

 

Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-Based Model (DIR®/Floortime™)

Developing the child’s mind to incorporate flexibility, shared opinion, gray area thinking, improve non-verbal and verbal communication and facilitate learning and problem solving through emotional experiences and pretend play skills. The therapist works closely with parent/primary caregivers and the child, to support attunement to the child by following the child’s lead and meeting them where they are at. They then tailor their interactions to expand social-emotional development as a platform for engaging with the world, functional skill development and learning.

 

Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT)

Is a treatment approach used for the assessment and management of children who have motor and sensory problems; and is non-invasive. It assists infants and children with postural control, tone, and movement patterns.

 

Therapeutic Listening and Solisten

Home programs are offered for children and adults with auditory processing difficulties and difficulties integrating auditory information. This may have an impact on language development, social interaction, play, attention, memory and emotional regulation.

 

Gross and fine motor skills

Therapeutic intervention to support the acquisition and/or remediation of gross and fine motor skills for age appropriate functional performance at home, school and on the playground.

 

School-based intervention

Qualified therapists support the child in the school environment, in order to achieve maximum benefit from the classroom and educational setting. Close collaboration with the education team facilitates adjusting the curriculum and environment to support this.

 

Extra time assessments

Evaluation of handwriting and motivation for accommodations to support optimal school examination performance.