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Occupational Therapy for Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Occupational Therapy for Childhood Disintegrative Disorder includes many interventions that are used for the treatment for Autistic children. Occupational Therapy aims to involve activities that have a purpose and are goal-directed to enable restoration or an improvement in functional performance. Occupational therapy aims to increase the individual's ability to perform activities of daily living to their highest potential, including bathing, dressing, eating, feeding and personal hygiene/toileting.

Occupational therapists will address physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts to support and enhance engagement in everyday life activities. Occupational therapists can also assist with the provision and use of orthoses, and guidance for the selection and use of any necessary adapted equipment.

Specific Occupational Therapy interventions will vary amongst individuals depending on their specific needs and goals of the individual. Sessions may include some or all of the following:

  • Compensatory strategies, modifications or adaptations of activities to enhance performance
  • Management advice regarding feeding, eating and swallowing