Our goal is to identify development and learning problems as early as possible. We prevent and reduce the escalation of the problems.
During the assessment visit, we will map the child's development areas such as motor coordination, visual perception and processing of sensory information.
In most cases, the child is referred to occupational therapy when issues requiring further examination have come up in the extensive check-up at the child health clinic or daycare centre.
Usually, the child goes to occupational therapy 2 to 3 times. The first visit will take about an hour. It is important for the child's parent or some other adult important to the child to come along for the first visit. The occupational therapist can also come to visit the child in their own environment, i.e. a daycare centre or home.
After the assessment visit, the occupational therapist will provide the family with home exercising instructions or recommend occupational therapy rehabilitation for the child to be provided either by the city's therapy services or with a service voucher. Occasionally, the occupational therapist can recommend additional examinations in specialised healthcare or with a speech therapist, physiotherapist or child health clinic psychologist.
We also provide occupational therapy for babies. We instruct parents on how to act with their baby when they cry a lot, has problems with eating or sleeping or suffers from sensory hypersensitivity. You need a referral from the maternity clinic or child health clinic for occupational therapy for babies.
Occupational therapists work as part of the family centre model.
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