Cerebral Palsy Occupational Therapy – Does it Help?

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Overview – Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is kind of therapy which helps in getting training in activities of daily life and writing skill. Our aim of occupational therapy is to trained the child in a manner so that he can do all routine activity with little assistance. Activities of daily include feeding, toileting, buttoning, writing, socialization etc. Some time these children need some modification in working environment and assistive devices.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is needed in every child with cerebral palsy along with physical therapy. If both methods are used simultaneously then results are excellent. It helps the child and their families in developing their working skill and avoids frustration of inability of doing work properly. Therapist is needed to work with the parents to get maximum benefit.

Occupational Therapy Process

Occupational Therapy Tools

For performing occupational therapy we need simple instruments which can available at home along with some play instruments. It includes mat, gym ball, puzzle, doughy material, educational toys, utensil, stool, cp chair, ball etc.

Occupational Therapy Expectations and Outcomes

Our expectation from occupational therapy is to get some skill development in child so that he needs little assistance in performing job. But it is real tough job for the therapist and parents both. Outcome need long term work and if we continue practice similar task repeatedly then in long term outcome is good.

How Occupational Therapy Techniques can Improve Quality of Life

Cerebral Palsy Occupational Therapy Overview

Occupational therapy encourages therapy by emphasizing tricks of daily life. Well Trained occupational therapists and therapy assistants use daily responsibilities (occupations) as therapeutic tools, reinforcing patients’ abilities and helping them develop vital skills. Occupational therapy is significant in the treatment program for a cerebral palsy persistent. Occupational advisors are here to upgrade the kid’s capacity to perform day by day assignments and destinations that improve the general personal satisfaction, however, increment the joy of people.

Through different exercises and activities – each fixated on performing practical errands; Cerebral Palsy Occupational Therapy rehabilitates damage and strengthens freedom.
Occupational therapy helps patients with physical and subjective scatters, bringing about more noteworthy prosperity and higher personal satisfaction. Cerebral Palsy Occupational Therapy can be a powerful intercession for cerebral palsy patients.

Benefits of Cerebral Palsy Occupational Therapy

Cerebral palsy presents physical and mental challenges, which can block with a patient’s skill to execute daily actions. Cerebral Palsy Occupational therapy targets these boundaries, enabling patients to fully contribute to everyday life and get entity goals.
Occupational Therapy helps children of all ages, suffering from cerebral palsy. The therapy delivers motor issues regular to the confusion, yet occupational specialists are additionally stressed with tangible and mental capacities.
At the point when cognitive development is impaired, occupational therapy supports practical planning, helping CP patients follow daily routines. Youngsters with motor disability profit by different OT methods intended to expand work and alleviate singular restrictions. Occupational therapy is additionally prescribed to improve a kid’s tactile comprehension, helping cerebral palsy patients process and decipher tangible info.
Occupational therapy bolsters sound advancement and helps children with CP in different settings. Since the beginning, cerebral palsy occupational therapy adds to positive play and learning. What’s more, OT enables children to connect socially and take part in school. As a feature of a thorough treatment plan,  Occupational Therapy can assist cerebral palsy children :
• Create simple step routines easily edible for Cerebral Palsy children
• Keep convenient daily routines
• Contribute in free time actions
• Work and play alone
• Appreciate sensory input
• Gain self-assurance
• recompense for limits
• build up problem-solving skills
• shape a sense of individuality

Occupational Therapy Tools

A range of tools and equipment help therapists maximize the benefits of cerebral palsy OT. OT Tools include everyday items, as well as the focused medical procedure:
• Games assisting cognitive development
• Toys enhancing motor function
• Braces and splints
• Adaptive instruments – pencils, scissors, etc.
• Household objects

Occupational Therapy Techniques to Improve Excellence of Life

OT aims to get better the large excellence of life for cerebral palsy children.
Some center areas for therapists include:
• Eating
• Own Grooming
• Brushing your own teeth
• Bathing yourself
• Following everyday routines
• Enhanced self-confidence

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