A strip of land along which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is futile to go.
–Ambrose Bierce, U.S. Political Journalist
And so this pessimistic view of life in the early part of the last century seems very close to what some children are probably feeling about their daily life in school. It is anxiety-provoking and tiresome to go to a place everyday where, no matter how hard you may try – you fail.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Occupational therapy is a treatment that is medically based to provide habilitation and rehabilitation to individuals experiencing difficulties in daily life functions. With children, this includes–but is not limited to–assistance with the attainment of age appropriate motor and visual perceptual abilities. The abilities include both academic and social skills required for life success.
Occupational therapy may be just what your child needs to overcome the frustration and anxiety often associated with learning differences. OT helps otherwise bright, capable children unscramble the minor glitches that keep them from realizing their full potential.