Occupational Therapy & Hand Rehab
- Fun toys are used to improve or develop a child's balance and strength.
- Toys can stimulate developmental skills in infants.
- Playing with toys can assist in developing skills in infants without them even realizing they are actually doing therapy.
- Child is using a three-point pinch to manipulate the object.
- A therapy ball focuses on posture improvement and core-strengthening.
- Games promote self-help skills such as holding eating utencils, buttoning and zipping clothing, and brushing teeth.
- Therapeutic positioning can make an activity easier for a child to complete.
- Therapists promote problem-solving skills through the use of puzzles and games.
- OT's teach the fundamental skills children need for legible handwriting.
- These basic handwriting skills include visual motor integration, visual perception, grasping, attention, and hand strength.
- The child above is utilizing a lateral pinch to manipulate the toy.
- Lacing activities require bilateral coordination and specific pinch patterns.