Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. Occupational therapists use a systematic approach based on evidence and clinical reasoning to enable individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, or populations to develop the means and opportunities to identify and engage in the occupations of life. This collaborative process involves assessing, planning, implementing, monitoring, modifying and evaluating the client in relation to occupational engagement in self-care, work, and leisure.
Our Pediatric occupational therapy team applies specialized approaches and techniques to maximize a child’s engagement, achievement and independence in all activities, including those at, self-care skills (dressing, eating a meal, using the toilet), or at play.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist works with infants, children and teenagers up to the age of 18. Our OTist specializing in neuro development works with adults. With an expert understanding of child /adult development and conditions, they analyze why a child/adult may be struggling to carry out specific tasks, and accordingly they draft a treatment plan to address the specific issues.
Problem areas that can be addressed include difficulties in Self-care, Attention and Concentration, Visual perceptual, Organization skills, Gross motor & fine motor skills etc. or a spectrum of diagnosis like Sensory processing disorders, Autism / Autism spectrum disorder, Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and other conditions.
Treatment intervention will include Individual/group sessions, Sensory integration therapy etc.
Sensory integration refers to how the neurological process of processing and integrating sensory information from the body and the environment contribute to emotional regulation, learning, behavior, and participation in daily life Sensory integration therapy, as practiced by occupational therapists, uses play activities in ways designed to change how the brain reacts to touch, sound, sight and movement. The goals for the therapy will be designed based on a family centered approach by keeping in view the priorities of the parents and children.
Our Occupational therapy team:
- Dr. Saima Wasti (B.O.Th) (Mum) specialization neuro development
- Dr. Sneha Sanap (B.O.Th) (Mum) specialization pediatrics)
They are qualified and licensed ‘Occupational Therapists’ who have completed their Bachelors from Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M.Hospital, Mumbai and are specializing in neurosciences and pediatrics respectively. They have been trained for treating a wide spectrum of diagnosis in pediatric and adult population. With extensive knowledge and clinical reasoning they have been working in various community reintegration programme by taking individual and group sessions.