Occupational Therapy Centre in Delhi

Child Therapy Needs provides occupational therapy in Delhi for children of all ages who wish to achieve their individual goals and increase independence in day-to-day tasks.

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Occupational Therapy for Special Needs Children

Occupational therapy involves the use of a special child-centered approach for assessing and treating a child’s functional skills and day-to-day activities. Since a child’s major activity is ‘playing’, we focus on therapy that incorporates meaningful tasks helpful in promoting a child’s overall development, independence, and well-being.

We at Child Therapy Needs offer pediatric occupational therapy for children of all ages with the aim of helping them achieve their full potential. Powered by a team of experienced and dedicated pediatric occupational therapists in Delhi, we address and resolve the following areas of a child’s physical ability by employing a developmental approach:

  • Handwriting skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-help skills
  • Sensory modulation
  • Visual motor skills

We aim at helping a child achieve his or her goals by employing a wide range of therapeutic equipment and techniques. Parents can play an important role in helping a child reach milestones and achieve success through treatment.

What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

It is a type of therapy designed to help kids and adolescents with disabilities or impairments. The therapy is administered under the vigilant guidance of experienced occupational therapists. These specialists work closely with children to develop skills and abilities important for day-to-day functioning, such as improving motor functions.

Pediatric occupational therapy is aimed at supporting children to reach their full potential. It also helps the child to be independent. In general, the treatment options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Navigating sensitivities
  • Addressing sensory processing issues
  • Constructing personalized plans
  • Developing self-management skills
  • Advancing fine and gross motor skills

What Does An Occupational Therapist Do?

An Occupational Therapist (OT) is a highly trained healthcare professional, holding adequate experience and license to assess and treat infants, toddlers, pre-teens, teens, adolescents, and young adults facing challenges or having disabilities related to day-to-day life activities such as playing, writing, learning, schooling, and others.

Benefits of Pediatric OT

The primary benefits of occupational therapy include the following:

  • Active engagement of children in play activities
  • Sensory management
  • Removal of barriers to learning to boost concentration among children
  • Learning to navigate the environment
  • Practice appropriate social interactions and communication
  • Establishing independence and accomplishment in day-to-day activities, such as brushing hair, tying shoelaces, feeding, brushing teeth, etc.

Why Should My Child See an Occupational Therapist?

Children can benefit from seeing occupational therapists. Some of the benefits include:

Handwriting Skills

Children facing challenges with holding writing tools such as crayons and pencils can benefit a lot. If your child is having difficulty reading handwriting, is slow or sloppy at writing, has letter reversals, etc., meeting an occupational therapist will help.

Finger Skills

Also known as tabletop or fine motor skills, these are important for a child to accomplish basic tasks such as feeding independently, using a toothbrush, writing, tying shoe laces, opening lunchboxes, drawing, and coloring. If your child faces difficulty with or is unable to accomplish any or all of these tasks, seeking the help of an occupational therapist is inevitable.

Feeding

If you observe sensory-related issues such as a very limited diet, rejecting certain textures, eating specific textures or colors, etc., it is important to consult a professional without delay.

Gross motor skills

These are also referred to as whole-body skills, which include activities involving walking, jumping, running, swimming, crawling, bike riding, ball skills, and any other activity of physical posture. An occupational therapist can detect any of these issues in a child and strategize the therapies accordingly.

Visual processing skills

Some children have trouble reading and writing. They tend to inaccurately interpret visual information while performing these tasks. Special therapies can help children overcome these issues.

Sensory Processing

This is crucial for promoting concentration and learning among children. Some of these symptoms that show trouble among children with sensory processing include:

  • Toe-walking
  • Covering ears with loud noises
  • Inconsolable meltdowns
  • Poor regulation and modulation
  • Trouble remaining
  • In constant motion
  • Serious feeding-related issues

Self-Care

Meeting an occupational therapist will help children facing challenges with daily life skills including sleeping, dressing, toileting, eating, hygiene, completing chores, etc.

Self-Management

A child may have trouble with general organization, keeping close track of personal items, understanding time, and using money in such a situation professional support can help.

If you have more queries or concerns, call us and book a consultation with our occupational therapist in Delhi today!

OT Evaluations

First things first, we perform an initial consultation that shall involve a comprehensive analysis of the following abilities of the child:

  • Visual motor
  • Visual perceptual
  • Fine motor
  • Self-care
  • Sensory motor skills

The analysis will be conducted at our occupational therapy centre in Delhi. It usually lasts for about 30–60 minutes. We also provide a report about your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Specialists at Child Therapy Needs may recommend a formal evaluation combined with standardized testing. This will help parents and pediatricians gain detailed insight into particular areas of weakness. Parents can get a full written report, including exercises and activities after the evaluation.

Once the pediatrician knows occupational therapy services are required, different options will be suggested to target problems identified during the consultation and/or evaluation.

Fine-tuning of Occupational Therapy for Children

Every child has unique abilities and specific needs; therefore, customizing pediatric occupational therapy for a child to ensure the best possible care becomes absolutely necessary. In general, the activities include physical exercise plans and adaptive equipment instruction.

At Child Therapy Needs, we initiate therapy by assessing the following in a child:

  • Abilities
  • Lifestyle
  • Health requirements
  • Extenuating circumstances

Treatment plans are made to improve a child’s health and fitness.

The experts at the occupational therapy centre in Delhi are experienced in working with children of all ages and abilities. They are trained and armed with the requisite knowledge to give advice on reaching goals while considering special issues or challenges a child faces.

Aastha Bhatia

Occupational Therapist

10 Years of Experience

Mon – Sat : 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
13/22, 1st Floor, Shastri Nagar, Geeta Colony, Delhi, 110031

What Parents Say About Us

Samriddhi Agarwal, Bhajanpura

I am thankful to Child Therapy Needs and their team, as they made my son walk properly. It was a significant improvement, which we weren’t expecting in such a short period of time. Thank you for your support, patience, and dedicated efforts.

Shikha Vijay, Laxmi Nagar

I would like to mention that Child Therapy Needs is the best and most trustworthy place for kids requiring occupational therapy. The team of professionals is very experienced and trained in dealing with the challenges faced by kids. They recommend therapies and interventions targeted at improving the child overall.

Asfia Malim, Azad Nagar

My daughter was recommended OT combined with speech therapy; thereafter, the sessions were started when she was 2.5 years old. I have noticed significant improvement in her so far; her teachers in school have reported positive performance in all aspects of academia and began communicating with teachers and classmates normally. Special thanks to Aastha Bhattia, mam, for her unwavering support. The team of therapists at Child Therapy Needs is very focused and hardworking.

Antara Sen, Anand Vihar

Last year, my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 3 years old. We, as parents, were devastated. She had no eye contact, faced a lot of trouble sitting still, and was restless most of the time. We just couldn’t manage her behavior. In utter desperation, we decided to start an OT session at Child Therapy Needs. Their therapist helped my child overcome the challenges. Thanks for all the support and guidance!

FAQs

Q: What will you do during an evaluation session?

A: An evaluation session is conducted to help an occupational therapist assess your child’s present state. The assessment may include the following:

  • Standardized test
  • Observation through play
  • Studying medical history information
  • Studying parent report

The evaluation is important to determine if treatment is necessary.

Q: What are the indications to get my child to an occupational therapist?

A: We would suggest that you observe your child closely and determine any difficulty he or she is facing with their daily activities. Additionally, if your child’s teacher, doctor, speech pathologist, or pediatrician is concerned about your child’s development, we recommend you take your child to an occupational therapist for further diagnosis and treatment.

Q: What does a standard OT session consist of?

A: Once we conduct an initial OT consultation session, the occupational therapist for your child will develop goals with you for your child. These outline general guidelines for the upcoming sessions. Typically, an OT session is customized to these goals. The therapist will also include a variety of activities to build their skills in the area they are working on.

Some of these may include fun activities such as:

  • Playing games
  • Jumping
  • Obstacle courses

All of the above-listed activities and other activities within a session are aimed at supporting your child to develop their skills.

Q: How long does a session last?

A: In general, an initial consultation lasts approximately 90 minutes. The timeline for our occupational therapy sessions may range anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.

Q: In what ways Occupational Therapy help?

A: Occupational therapy will offer professional support to the child and its family in case they experience issues in the following areas:

  • Self-Care
  • Fine Motor and Handwriting
  • Behaving and interacting in social settings
  • Making friends
  • Playing with peers
  • Gross Motor
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Sensory Processing
  • Regulation and Managing Emotion
  • Behaviour and Family Support

Q: What clothes should a child wear during therapy?

A: We recommend that you make your child wear loose, comfortable clothing and a pair of socks.

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