Occupational Therapy
 
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Sensory processing differences are commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder. These differences can manifest in various ways and often fluctuate from day to day. Children with autsim spectrum disorder often have complex sensory profiles. They may demonstrate sensory seeking, sensitivity or avoidance behaviors. Through sensory based intervention, activity and environmental modifications, occupational therapists are able to improve participation in everyday activities.​

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Occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals participate in the activities that occupy their time. These activites, or occupations, are things that they find necessary and/or meaningful; that they engage in every day, on occasion, or once in awhile. The therapeutic use of these occupations within treatment is also a hallmark of occupational therapy intervention.  Occupational therapists work with people of all ages, focusing on improving function as well as modifying environments and activities to make them more accessible.​

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Occupational therapy is often a recommended service for children with autism spectrum disorder. Treatment may focus on the development of fine and visual motor skills, participation in activities of daily living (dressing, eating, sleeping, etc.), expansion of play, learning, and social skills. Occupational therapists also often evaluate and address differences in sensory processing that affect the child's participation in age appropriate activities across environments. ​​​

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