OT Week (16th October 2016 – 22nd October 2016)

OT Week (16th October 2016 – 22nd October 2016)

Happy Occupational Therapy Week!

October 16th – October 22nd is the official week in 2016 to celebrate what OT’s do!

Throughout my career as an OT I have worked on such varied goals for my clients ranging from dressing, feeding and toileting through to writing essays.
Here are a list of some of my favourite goals I have worked on with clients:

  • Writing their name
  • Cutting with scissors safely and effectively
  • Playing with their parents and siblings
  • Using Cutlery to eat their favourite foods
  • Riding a scooter or a bike
  • Drawing pictures of their favourite things
  • Maintaining attention in class
  • Controlling their pencils to write and draw
  • Recognising letters so they can read
  • Learning how to play effectively with peers
  • Getting dressed independently
  • Using their hands for play and function
  • Giving their body an understanding of itself

the list could go on and on and on… But we want to hear from you – This year OT Australia have given OT week the catch phrase of

Help us fill in our Balloon display at our Moorebank clinic by commenting below or on our Facebook page, how you would finish the sentence “Because of OT, I can…”

We already have a lot of balloons to stick on the wall, some of the children have chosen to write:
“eat foods I thought were yukky”
“play with my friends”

We would love parents and teachers to comment from their perspective too – how has been involved in OT services helped you?

We look forward to hearing from you!

1 Comment

  • by Olivia Posted October 18, 2016 10:19 pm

    Because of OT, my daughter can draw effective representations of people and walk up and down stairs one by one because she can cross her midline (at 2 and a half years old).

    Because of OT, I have a better understanding of the physical and visual operations children need to master before they can access some of the skills and strategies we teach them in Kindergarten and beyond. For example, visual perception of shapes affects a child’s ability to recognise, read and write letters and numerals.

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