Occupational Therapy -> Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills require the control and coordination of large muscles in the body often including the arms and/or legs. Occupational therapists address gross motor skills as they relate to important daily routines and activities for example: a child participating in recess or physical education, an adult transferring into and out of the shower, a child sitting on the floor for learning. Occupational therapists may collaborate with physical therapists when implementing interventions and strategies to improve gross motor skills.

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  • Neurological Conditions - Types of neurological conditions may include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementias, Brain Cancer, Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders, Mental Disorders, Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders, and Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).

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