We often see children who have challenges in sensory processing, motor development and/or relating to others. For these children, working with an occupational therapist can be very useful for helping gain the functional skills needed for feeding, independence in play, exploring and relating to others. An OT session might entail observations and feedback or direct treatment of the child using props or other assistive devices (balls, swings, etc.).
When multiple needs are present, we are able to bring a comprehensive team approach. For instance, a child might work on sensory processing issues while in occupational therapy treatment, and also be seen by a mental health clinician to work on anxiety issues. Parents can then take advantage of the support and expertise of both therapists.