Mcgillivray & Associates OT4Kids - behavior, St. Catherines, development, self-regulation, sensory processing
Mcgillivray & Associates Ot4kids
school, Motor Skills, Sensory Processing
We work with families and teachers to promote the success and development of:
- Daily Living Skills - Feeding, dressing, personal hygiene, daily routines and chores
- School Performance - Written communication (printing, writing, keyboarding), attention, organizational skills, fine motor skills and self-confidence
- Play Skills - Gross and fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills and social/emotional development
- Self Regulation - Sensory processing skills, self-monitoring, behaviour management, attention and motivation
- Social Skills - Self-awareness, social understanding and social interaction
- Standardized testing and/or informal observations are used to determine the issues underlying the childs difficulty in the areas of self-care, play and school related activities.
- Direct intervention is provided on an individual basis or within a group setting to promote skill development, success and functional independence in the areas identified by the family and/or school.
- Fine Motor Skills - Ability to manipulate objects for play, self-care and school-related activities. Skills may address muscle strength, eye-hand coordination and dexterity.
- Gross Motor Skills - Ability to move, play and explore the environment safely. Skills may include muscle strength, postural control, balance and motor planning.
- Visual Perceptual Skills - Ability to interpret what is seen and to coordinate the motor output. These skills provide the foundation for early literacy and math skills, including printing and copying from the blackboard.
- Sensory Processing Skills - Ability to process information received through our senses and to use the information to organize our behaviour. This skill affects all areas of functioning most importantly, the ability to manage our behaviour and emotions.
- Organizational Skills - Ability to plan, sequence and execute daily activities in an organized manner. Skills include attention, memory, sequencing, motor planning and higher cognitive functioning.
- Education and training are provided to the family on an ongoing basis. Consultation is available with other community members as necessary.
, Sensory Processing