I talk to parents every day who enroll their child for occupational therapy for the first time in order to give their kids a boost in pre-kindergarten skills. Often, the teachers recommend OT to help with pencil grasp, scissor skills, pre-handwriting, or attention / focus issues.
I know it is easy to think that these skills will get better, but if you are working with your child and not noticing progress, don't wait any longer to see an occupational therapist. All of the areas above can be so easy for an occupational therapist to improve...IF caught early. The longer a child uses, for instance, an inefficient grasp pattern the harder it is to change as it becomes more ingrained. Feel free to call the office and speak to Stephanie if you feel your child might benefit from some occupational therapy.
About the blogger: Stephanie Wick is a pediatric occupational therapist that founded and is lead O.T. at Learning Charms.
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