What is Occupational Therapy?
I wanted to share another video from one of Emmett’s Occupational Therapy sessions. This is the Hammock Swing and this is actually the first time Emmett has tolerated this exercise. Basically, this swig provides firm pressure to Emmett’s body. The idea is to eventually get him to lay back in the swing and allow more of his body to feel that firm pressure. However, we have to go at Emmett’s pace. If we rush him he will simply shut down and resist any further attempts to work with him on these or any other exercises.
Again, please keep in mind that these are geared for Emmett’s personal sensory needs and your experience may be different. I hope this helps to give you a better idea of what Occupational Therapy is like, what kinds of exercises are performed and why. The people that provide these services to our kids in need are absolutely amazing and don’t nearly get enough recognition for all they do to improve the lives of our special needs children.