Our basic assumption is that every child wants to develop, to become competent and independent, to thrive. He wants to master his environment and not be controlled by it.
Make an OT Appointment, if Your Child Has Problems Mastering His/Her Daily Life.
It is generally known that difficulties in occupational performance and in mastering daily life are part of developmental disorders such as genetic syndromes, autism, or multiple handicaps and in the context of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or brain trauma.
Much less known is that there are also hidden disorders - often called minimal brain dysfunctions - that lead to difficulties in daily activities. Minimal brain dysfunction frequently causes sensory integration disorders. The following behaviors can be symptoms of an SI disorder that impacts the child's ability to process information from his/her body accurately and use it for purposeful action:
Independence in Activities of Daily Life (ADLs):
Productivity (Work, Learning):
Leisure & Play: