Occupational Therapy For Asperger's Syndrome

Occupational therapy for Aspergers is primarily used to help children to stay calm, think things through and plan tasks so that they can succeed in social and learning situations.

Kids with Asperger’s can have issues controlling their senses (called processing disorder). Also, they may have some difficulties with activities that involve fine motor skills. Therapy tends to focus on sensory integration and sensory processing. Sensory integration therapy helps children stabilise their senses.

Book a meeting with Fired Up People's Occupational Therapist and they will start by showing kids how to perform certain exercises that can improve balance, hand-eye coordination, and responses to sounds or touches. The idea is that if people with Asperger’s can better control their senses, they can better regulate their movements and emotions.

Occupational Therapy for Aspergers

Our Occupational Therapists Help With Social Skills & Behavioural Training

 

Occupational Therapy for Aspergers can address and often include Anger Management Programs to help people with Aspergers learn to control and cope with their anger.

Fired Up People also have Support Group programs, or support groups to help kids and adults with Asperger’s work on social skills in a safe environment.

Occupational Therapy for Aspergers is not just a one to one program. We will often implement holistic Family therapies. Parent training can equip caregivers with the skills they need to assist individuals with Asperger’s. Occupational Therapy can help those who interact with the child most incorporate treatment strategies, such as social skills training and behavioral training, at home.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is the process where people work with a therapist to help them with the things they are expected to do by using various daily occupations (basically any activity). Occupational therapists help both young and adults to live life to its maximum by helping them improve health, and live better with illness, injury, or disability.

What is an occupational therapist?

An occupational therapist is a person who helps people become more productive and overcome obstacles, particularly when experiencing difficulties attempting to do usual everyday activities. They accomplish this by enabling patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities to improve, recover or develop the skills patients need for daily living and working. A lot of effort, dedication and calmness goes into becoming an occupational therapist. Still, for those that wish to help people live productive and satisfying lives, it is definitely worth it.

What does occupational therapist do?

Occupational therapists work with people to overcome ailments or physical obstacles so they can continue with their daily lives. Tasks can include anything from conducting an in-home assessment or creating a living environment where will be safe, to helping them with daily tasks such as eating, getting dressed, moving, doing school work, using a computer, etc.

Occupational therapists typically do the following activities:

  • Observation of patients doing tasks, asking the patient questions, and reviewing the patient's medical history
  • Evaluation of the patient's condition and needs
  • Preparing a treatment plan, laying out the types of activities and specifying goals
  • Helping people with various disorders with different tasks, such as helping a child with poor memory use a computer, or leading an autistic child in play activities
  • Evaluation of patients' homes or workplaces and identifying how those can be better suited to the patients' health needs
  • Educating e a patients' family about how to accommodate and care for the patient
  • Recommending proper equipment, such as eating aids or instructing patients on how to use those tools
  • Assessing and recording patients’ activities and progress

Our occupational therapy for Asperger's syndrome

Our Asperger's occupational therapy helps children with social skills & behavioural training. Occupational Therapy for Asperger's can address and often includes Anger Management Programs to help people with an autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger's, learn to control and cope with their anger.

Fired Up People also have Support Group programs, or support groups to help kids and adults with Asperger’s work on social skills in a safe environment.

Occupational Therapy for Asperger's is not exclusively a one on one program. The procedure will often include holistic therapies with other family members. Parent training can help caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need in order to assist ones with Asperger’s. Occupational Therapy can serve those who have contact with the child the most to implement treatment strategies. These can include behavioural training, and social skills training at home.

Occupational Therapy for Aspergers

Getting the best results from Asperger's occupational therapy

To get the best results you may want to consider combining both Occupational Therapy for Asperger's with Speech-language therapy. Another useful way to improve the communication skills of someone with Asperger’s. Fired Up People have an expert Speech Pathologist that can help kids recognise particular gestures and figures of speech. It can also lead to improved eye contact.

 At Fired Up People our therapists provide sensory processing, fine and gross motor therapy to all children living on the spectrum. Our senior OT specialises in moderate to severe Autism and intellectual disabilities. During OT therapeutic services our OT’s will be able to use AAC devices during sessions and create functional and achievable goals for therapy.

NDIS assessments, support letters and outcome report available.


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Occupational Therapy for Aspergers

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