Autism and Occupational Therapy: 5 Developmental Skills Improved Through OT Services

Autism and Occupational Therapy: 5 Developmental Skills Improved Through OT Services

Occupational therapy is often recommended for children on the autism spectrum. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) commonly struggle with developmental skills that occupational therapists address. But what skills do OTs work on, and what intervention strategies to OTs use when they are working with children with autism? As an occupational therapist who works with…

8 Ways Occupational Therapists Work with Children with Autism

8 Ways Occupational Therapists Work with Children with Autism

ā€¨Occupational therapy (OT) is often recommended for children on the autism spectrum. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) commonly struggle with developmental skills that pediatric occupational therapists address. But what occupational therapy interventions for autism spectrum disorder intervention strategies do OTs use when they are working with children with autism? As an occupational therapist who…

Halloween Tips for Children with Sensory Processing Difficulties

Halloween Tips for Children with Sensory Processing Difficulties

Halloween is quickly approaching. For children with sensory processing difficulties SPD, autism, and attention deficit disorder (ADHD) this can be a difficult time. Here are my top Halloween tips as an occupational therapist. The extra excitement from Halloween and fall activities, costumes, noise, crowds, and extra snacks and sweets. I understand how overstimulating Halloween can…