Occupational Therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping children with physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT helps children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
OT is incorporated into all the Foundation’s divisions – including Industrial Arts, Healthy Lifestyles Education, and Psycho-Oncology, in accordance to the Psycho Social Standards of Care. In spring 2020, our new Education Advancement Center will house all of our intervention programs, having a center with devoted space for each respective division. This strengthens the AHF mission by providing additional opportunities to erase the effects of childhood cancer; giving families multiple choices for intervention to help families thrive, not just survive childhood cancer.
Occupational therapy helps with:
Physical Fitness + Endurance
Fine Motor Skills
Cognitive Skills/Problem Solving/Visual Skills
Feeding + Oral Function
Activities Of Daily Life
Sensory, Attention + Behavior Issues
Medical + Adaptive Aids
Support Successful Learning