103 What happens in an Early Intervention occupational therapy session and how you can use this at home
At sometime during the first five years we’ll hear of children going to see an occupational therapist. Maybe it will be our child or a friends. But what really goes on in that session? Tonya Cooley pedatric occupational therapist at therapyfunzone.com is our interview this week as she pulls back the curtains on what happens in her sessions, shares her go to toys and play activities.
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What we learn in this podcast::
- When might a parent see an OT in early intervention?
- When you see a child and parent for a session what may happen?
- What happens when you leave?
- How do you keep progress moving forward? How do you encourage parents and carers to incorporate these activities into their daily routines and rhythms?
- What are your 3 most used toys in each session?
- What games can we use to encourage fine motor skills?
- Share some scissor activities we can do at home
- Clothes pegs and clothes pins activities
- Tongs and whether we should use them and chopsticks
- Tonya gives and overview on the other senses; tactile, vestibular and proprioception
- How do you know that your child needs help by an OT?
- Calming activities that work
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