Occupational Therapy For Autism
Occupational therapy for autism spectrum disorder is primarily used to help children with autism and to stay calm, think things through and plan tasks so that they can succeed in social and learning situations.
Autism Therapy tends to focus on Sensory Integration. Kids with Asperger’s often have trouble controlling their senses. Additionally, they may struggle with activities that require fine motor skills. Sensory integration therapy helps children stabilize their senses.
Book a Fired-Up People 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 you can better control your senses, you can better regulate your movements and emotions.
Our Occupational Therapists Help Autistic Children With Social Skills & Behavioural Training
Occupational Therapy for Autism can also help with Social skills training. Most kids and adults with Asperger’s don’t have problems with language, but they may not know how to express their thoughts and feelings appropriately. Fired Up People Occupational Therapists use social skills training to help individuals learn ways to interact with peers.
Fired Up People also have Support Group programs, or support groups to help kids and adults with Autism work on social skills in a safe environment.
Autism Therapy 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 behavioural training, at home.
Getting The Best Results
To get the best results from autism therapy services you may want to consider combining both Occupational Therapy for Autism with Speech-language therapy. Another useful way to improve communication skills in someone with Asperger’s. Fired Up People have an expert Speech Pathologist that can help kids recognize certain 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.
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