Incorporating Occupational Therapy along with ABA Therapy opens up more possibilities for our clients and positions them to reach milestones successfully.
Why Occupational Therapy?
The “occupation” of children is to thrive in their development, specifically in the area of motor skills and emotional self-regulation. A child’s performance areas include sleeping, eating, play, social interactions, the ability to adapt to environmental changes/expectations, develop independent self-help skills, manipulate objects, and develop visual-motor control with writing tools. Occupational Therapists are trained to problem solve strategies to reduce barriers that prevent an individual to participate and to adapt meaningfully in order to function at their maximum potential.
How Do We Do It?
At DASI, we are thrilled to offer Occupational Therapy to our clients, as well as additional training and support to our team members. By providing Occupational Therapy, under-lying neurological components related to sensory-motor development can be identified which is foundational for overall development. Direct therapeutic interventions and consultation to team members are provided in order to maximize neuro-developmental maturation.
When having the opportunity to collaborate with other team members, Occupational Therapy assists in developing solutions that promote and reinforce sustained attention, including strategies related to sensory processing, positive behavior supports, identifying alternative activities, and/or modifying tasks in order to foster increased participation, independence, and functional motor skills. Incorporating Occupational Therapy along with ABA Therapy opens up more possibilities for our clients and positions them to reach milestones successfully.