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Occupational Therapy Resource Guide

 

Occupations make up our daily lives. As children, these occupations include playing, learning, and socializing. However, sometimes, children struggle with those skills for one reason or another and need the help of occupational therapy to succeed in their cognitive, physical, and sensory development. The goal of an occupational therapist is to assess and treat kids and adults alike who are struggling with fine motor skills, self-care skills, self-concept and cognitive functions, and sensory discrimination and processing. An occupational therapist can help kids and adults with the education necessary to learn or relearn these skills and be able to handle day-to-day activities.

Sensory Processing Resources

Fine and Visual Motor Resources

Therapy Products

Materials and Resources

  • Therapy Street for Kids: Sensory Processing: Find strategies for calming the senses when children feel overwhelmed here.
  • Occupational Therapy Activities: This list of easy activities can be done anywhere with help from a therapist or parent to help kids improve cognitive and motor tasks. These activities can boost engagement and improve kids' self-esteem!
  • Occupational Therapy Home Activities: These activities can help with fine motor skills, visual motor, sensory, and self-help skills in children and are simple enough to do at home in just a few minutes.
  • Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Home Activities: Try these activities to work on skills at home between OT appointments.
  • School-Based Occupational Therapy Activities: This in-depth page from Positive Psychology details interventions and improvements occupational therapists can try, the best way to take notes on each therapy session, and templates for new activities.
  • Fine Motor Skills for Adults: Children aren't the only ones who benefit from occupational therapy. Adults sometimes need help regaining skills that they may have lost for one reason or another, and these simple activities can help them relearn the life skills they need.