Motor and sensory system dysfunctions are common in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many have difficulty with a wide variety of daily living activities including self-care and daily routines, printing, reading, writing, and participating in sports and recreational activities. Sensory issues such as sensitivity to light, sound and touch, difficulty calming themselves, sitting still, paying attention, and processing auditory input are common challenges that affect their ability to cope and function in different environments.
Using a wide variety of treatment modes and sensory integration strategies, our registered Occupational Therapist works with each child, addressing their individual needs.
Goals and therapeutic strategies are implemented to improve gross and fine motor skills, motor planning abilities and proprioception, oral motor and visual perception skills, independence with self-care, sensory modulation and integration of information from all 5 senses.
A generous grant from Unity for Autism is funding our OT program again in 2016-2017.