Paediatric Therapy

We can help children with various difficulties to improve their Cognitive, Physical, and Motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Areas treated by Rehana Paruk Occupational Therapy Durban are:

  • Muscle tone problems
  • Gross Motor skills: Running, jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping etc.
  • Fine Motor skills:Pinches and grasps, penmanship (handwriting skills), colouring, drawing, cutting etc.
  • Visual perceptual skills: These are the building blocks for scholastic skills such as reading, writing, spelling, mathematics and copying from a book or a blackboard. If there are problems in the foundations of these skills it is likely that the child will have difficulty in various scholastic skills.
  • Concept development: Shape, colour, number, letter, laterality etc
  • Basic handwriting skills: Letter formation, correcting reversals, improving sizing and spacing of letters etc
  • Basic cognitive skills
  • Attention, focus and concentration
  • Basic auditory skills: Listening skills and following of instructions

Kids Who Might Need Occupational Therapy:

  • Kids who have birth injuries or suffer from birth defects
  • Kids experiencing sensory integration or sensory processing disorders
  • Kids who experienced traumatic injuries (to the brain or spinal cord)
  • Learning problems/learning difficulties
  • Poor attention and concentration (ADD/ADHD)
  • Low muscle tone (affecting school performance)
  • Poor handwriting skills
  • Autism spectrum disorders or pervasive developmental disorders
  • Kids suffering from orthopedic injuries
  • Kids presenting with developmental delays
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Burns
  • Spina bifida
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Amputations
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy

Take a look at this short article on how to tell if your child may require Occupational Therapy