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How does occupational therapy help a person with autism?

Related Topics: Autism, Occupational Therapy
 

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Once an occupational therapist has gathered information, he or she can develop a program for your child. There is no single ideal treatment program. But early, structured, individualized care has been shown to work best.

Occupational therapy may combine a variety of strategies. These can help your child respond better to his or her environment. These OT strategies include:

  • physical activities, such as stringing beads or doing puzzles, to help a child develop coordination and body awareness
  • play activities to help with interaction and communication
  • developmental activities, such as brushing teeth and combing hair
  • adaptive strategies, including coping with transitions.

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