Occupational and Physical Therapy Department

Within Mind Institute, Occupational Therapy aims to help children and adolescents improve their cognitive, sensory, and motor skills in order to further develop and enhance their independent living skills whilst building confidence and self-esteem during the process of providing individual interventions.

Physiotherapy aims to facilitate the child’s physical performance in attaining developmental milestones where they may be experiencing delays in motor skills such as crawling and walking, flexibility (increasing their range of motion), balance and coordination, and adaptive play.





Our Occupational and Physical therapists offer treatment in the following areas:

  • Sensory Processing Dysfunction

  • Sensorimotor Skills

  • Visual Perceptual Skills

  • Visual-Motor Integration

  • Fine Motor Control

  • Gross Motor Control

  • Balance & Coordination

  • Self-Care Skills

  • Sleep Hygiene

  • Social and Play Interaction

  • Executive Functioning Skills

  • Handwriting

  • DCD (dyspraxia)

  • Developmental Delays / Learning Disabilities

  • Neurological Impairments

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Orthopaedic Disabilities

  • Sports injuries

  • Muscle coordination concerns

  • Spina Bifida.


Benefits of Occupational and Physical Therapy

 

  • Promote coordinated gross and fine motor skills

  • Promote listening skills

  • Develop social play and interaction skills

  • Self-regulation skills

  • Improve executive functioning

  • Develop self-care skills

  • Develop sensory coping strategies

  • Improve their memory/ perceptual skills/abstract reasoning/ problem solving

  • Developing effective sleep hygiene routines.

  • Maintain/regain and improve their physical abilities

  • Promote participation at home, in school, and other daily life activities

  • Help children who have difficulty moving in such a way that it limits their ability to carry out daily and necessary activities

  • Improve mobility, motion and support to reduce pain.


OT ASSESSMENTS

 

  • Sensory Processing Measure (SPM)

  • Functional Skills Assessment

  • Tests of Sensory Functions in Infants (TSFI)

  • Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (DTVMI)

  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

  • Handwriting Without Tears

  • Clinical observation Tool

  • Schoodles- Pediatric Fine Motor Assessment Tool

  • Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)

  • Functional Independence Measure For Children

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