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Occupational therapy

What is ergotherapy/occupational therapy for children/adolescents?

The aim of occupational therapy for children and adolescents with motor, sensory, psychological or cognitive disorders is to improve their ability to act and their independence in everyday life. The aim of occupational therapy is to support the children/adolescents in such a way that they can cope with the demands of everyday life in the home environment, at kindergarten or at school.

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Procedure of the treatment

  • Initial discussion with the family to exchange information and fill out together the questionnaire from the "Office national de l'enfance (ONE)" for a therapy application.

  • Diagnostics: Standardised tests are carried out (maximum duration: 8 sessions).

  • Evaluation of the results and setting of therapy goals together with the parents.

  • Therapy once a week for 45 minutes. The therapy covers a period of about 6 months.

  • The therapy can either be extended to a further 6 months or terminated. 

  • Cooperation and exchange with teachers, educators and therapists are an important part of the therapy in order to coordinate the therapy content and other support options.

Important

  • A medical prescription with the objective "need for occupational therapy/ Besoin des séances d'ergothérapie " is required.

  • Reimbursement of costs by the "Office National de l'Enfance" (ONE).

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Target group (from 4 years)

  • Developmental disorders and developmental delays

  • Concentration and attention disorders

  • Problems with learning

  • Problems in coping with daily life

  • Motor skills disorders

    • Fine motor skills

    • Gross/global motor skills

    • Graphomotricity

    • Coordination

  • Sensory integration disorder and perception deficit.

  • Autism

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Dyspraxia

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