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Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism « The Arc of Montgomery, Berks, and Bucks Counties

Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism « The Arc of Montgomery, Berks, and Bucks Counties

People with autism can benefit from occupational therapy, both at home and at school. Autism is a complex developmental disorder. A person who has autism often has trouble communicating and interacting with other people. The person’s interests, activities, and play skills may be very limited.

What’s the role of occupational therapy (OT) in treating autism?

Occupational therapists study human growth and development. They are experts in social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury. This knowledge helps them promote skills for independent living in people with autism.

Occupational therapists work as part of a team that includes parents, teachers, and other professionals. They help set specific goals for the person with autism. These goals often involve social interaction, behavior, and classroom performance.

Occupational therapists can help in two main ways: with evaluation and therapy.

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1 comment:

Occupational Therapists said...

As we know Autism is a complex developmental disorder. A person who has autism often has trouble communicating and interacting with other people. My friends child has autism. Before reading this article I was not aware that occupational therapy can help in autism. So thanks for sharing article and I will suggest to my friend this article.

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