Occupational Therapy In Autism - DR.HEMA BIJU DR.JYOTHI SUNDARAM , DR.JAYANTI YADAV &DR.PRADNYA BHOVAD"
Autism is a complex neuro-developmental disorder that results in difficulties in social interaction, understanding, thought processing, reasoning abilities, verbal and non-verbal communication challenges and behavioural issues. These difficulties affect the individual’s ability to perform personal hygiene, work, play, and social activities at home, school, and in the community. They also impact the individual’s role fulfillment within these settings. Because of this disruption,
Occupational Therapy focuses on those activities that occupy us every day and the roles which fill our lives. This is a broad range that spans from our personal hygiene activities, to our work activities in our homes and at our jobs, to our play and social activities. When we are able to complete these activities, depending on the setting, we fulfill roles in our lives-perhaps as member of a family, as a friend, as a student.
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