Autism & OT

 

 

Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by deficots in 3 primary areas -

 

  • Poor Social interactions

 

  • Poor or no Communication Skills

 

  • Stereotypical Repititive Behaviour patterns

 

These problems can be attributed to abnormal function in sensory areas, i.e.

  • Visual / sight
  • Auditory / hearing
  • Tactile / touch
  • Olfactory / smell
  • Gustatory / oro-motor

alongwith the Vestibular (balance & co-ordination) & Proprioceptive (body awareness & spatial orientation).

 

Through Occupational Therapy, we assess & formulate specialized programmes for each child taking care of his / her needs.  We use Sensory Integration Therapy tp take care of the sensory imbalance / dysfunction & help the child perform to the best of his / her abilities.