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  1. What is occupational Therapy (O.T)?
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  2. What is Activities of daily living ?
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  3. How do I know if my child needs O.T?
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  4. What is sensory integration?
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  5. My child is 1 year old and does not have head control. Should I wait for some more months & then approach for therapy?
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  6. What is the process of receiving services from Premji Occupational Therapy center?
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  7. How long will my child be in therapy?
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  8. What is sensory diet?
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  9. How do I know my therapist is qualified to treat my condition? Is it must to approach a sensory integration or neuro-developmental therapist?
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  10. Do you work on toilet training?
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  11. How is therapy at your center different from other places?
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  1. What is occupational Therapy (O.T)?
   

Occupational Therapy is that which helps people improve their ability to perform tasks in their day to day living & in working environment. Successful treatment allows people to lead independent, productive & satisfying lives.

 
   
  2. What is Activities of daily living ?
   
Any task that has meaning to the individual & forms part of routine is considered as ADL. For a child ADL includes toileting, grooming, playing, eating, writing & for an adult it includes job, use of transport, household tasks, etc.
 
   
  3. How do I know if my child needs O.T?
   
A child who has difficulty with tasks expected of his or her age group, avoids activities that interest most of his peers or seeks out added touch or movement may benefit from our intervention.
 
   
An adult with difficulty of performing his self care & grooming activities following paralysis or neuro degenerative disease can approach for therapy.
 
   
  4. What is sensory integration?
   
Sensory integration is the organization & using of senses in coordination and which in turn help the individual to interact with the people and things that surrounds him or her.For regular individuals, integration occurs automatically & without added effort. For children with special needs, the process becomes inefficient, demanding added effort & this indicates presence of sensory integrative dysfunction.
 
   
  5. My child is 1 year old and does not have head control. Should I wait for some more months & then approach for therapy?
   
Research on neural plasticity demonstrates greater developmental success with early intervention. Adaptation is the other process that becomes easy to early ages rather than elderly population. Consult your paediatrician &  an occupational therapist as early as possible.
 
   
  6. What is the process of receiving services from Premji Occupational Therapy center?
   
The client can take an appointment through telephone or email, based on the clients presenting condition, needed evaluation/Observation/ Interview will be done & therapy program will be executed.
 
     
  7. How long will my child be in therapy?
   
The time duration and number of therapy sessions vary from client to client and it depends on his or her need and follow up at home. As child/client progresses changes will be made in frequency of sessions and tapering is done very gradually.
 
   
  8. What is sensory diet?
   
Sensory diet is the activity designed to challenge your Childs ability to respond appropriately to sensory input. For example – Natural play – dry and wet sand/Clay/Grains. Park activities – slide. swing, rocker etc.
 
   
Child of increased vestibular seeking will cooperate to a sitting activity on a swing very happily rather than on a chair without any interest. Through graded sensory input, the child is provided with an opportunity to organize self and learn better.
 
   
  9. How do I know my therapist is qualified to treat my condition? Is it must to approach a sensory integration or neuro-developmental therapist?
   
Occupational Therapy syllabus itself provides adequate basic knowledge about anatomy, physiology and special approaches. It also trains therapist with the knowledge of activity selection and gradation for each client or condition. Dedicated Occupational Therapist will provide you all the services at one place with the infrastructure available and very appropriately.
 
   
  10. Do you work on toilet training?
   
Yes. We do assess the need, problem and then work on it in a systematic way.
 
   
  11. How is therapy at your center different from other places?
    Added benefits at our center are ,  
     
  1. Individually planned therapy
  2. Graded group intervention
  3. Therapy at adequate intensity and frequency
  4. Flexible scheduling
  5. Regular interaction with parents/caretaker
  6. Services with stimulating, fun and purposeful activities in a therapeutic environment.