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Occupational therapy after brain tumour surgeryOOccupational therapy after brain tumour surgeryOccupational therapy after brain tumour surgeryEnglishNeurology;DevelopmentalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZErin Lawson, BA, OT6.0000000000000075.0000000000000437.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth description of the problems your child might have with swallowing after brain tumour surgery, and some useful solutions.</p><p>​Your child may benefit from an occupational therapist (OT) to improve their ability to do everyday tasks. In the hospital, the OT can help identify areas of difficulties such as thinking, eating, or playing skills. If your child is having any problems swallowing, they should be referred to an OT. Once your child is at home, they may need to continue to use the services of an OT in the community. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>An occupational therapist can help with difficulties in fine motor, gross motor, thinking and swallowing skills.</li> <li>The OT will observe your chlid while they eat and drink, and may recommend a feeding study to see what your child can safely eat and drink.</li></ul>
Ergothérapie après chirurgie pour une tumeur cérébraleEErgothérapie après chirurgie pour une tumeur cérébraleOccupational therapy after brain tumour treatmentFrenchNeurology;DevelopmentalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZErin Lawson, BA, OT6.0000000000000075.0000000000000437.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Description détaillée de la difficulté que votre enfant pourrait avoir à avaler après la chirurgie, et quelques solutions pratiques.</p><p>Votre enfant pourrait tirer profit des services d’un ergothérapeute afin d’améliorer sa capacité d’exécuter les tâches quotidiennes. À l’hôpital, l’ergothérapeute peut cerner les difficultés comme penser, manger ou jouer. Si votre enfant a de la difficulté à avaler, il faut l’adresser à un ergothérapeute. Quand votre enfant est de retour à la maison, il peut continuer de recevoir les services d’un ergothérapeute dans la collectivité.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Un ergothérapeute est formé pour déceler des difficultés de la motricité fine, de la motricité globale, du raisonnement et de la déglutition.</li> <li>L'ergothérapeute observera votre enfant pendant qu’il mange ou boit et il pourrait recommander un examen de l'alimentation afin de déterminer ce que votre enfant peut manger et boire sans danger.</li></ul>

 

 

Occupational therapy after brain tumour surgery1406.00000000000Occupational therapy after brain tumour surgeryOccupational therapy after brain tumour surgeryOEnglishNeurology;DevelopmentalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZErin Lawson, BA, OT6.0000000000000075.0000000000000437.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth description of the problems your child might have with swallowing after brain tumour surgery, and some useful solutions.</p><p>​Your child may benefit from an occupational therapist (OT) to improve their ability to do everyday tasks. In the hospital, the OT can help identify areas of difficulties such as thinking, eating, or playing skills. If your child is having any problems swallowing, they should be referred to an OT. Once your child is at home, they may need to continue to use the services of an OT in the community. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>An occupational therapist can help with difficulties in fine motor, gross motor, thinking and swallowing skills.</li> <li>The OT will observe your chlid while they eat and drink, and may recommend a feeding study to see what your child can safely eat and drink.</li></ul>"<figure> </figure>" <h2>What can an OT help with?</h2> <p>An OT is specifically trained to find any difficulties in fine motor (movements of small muscles), gross motor (movements of large muscles), thinking and swallowing skills. </p> <p>These difficulties may affect a child's ability to do everyday tasks in the following areas:</p> <ul><li><strong>Self-care skills</strong>: eating, bathing, standing to pull up his pants, buttoning a shirt, tying shoelaces</li> <li><strong>Play skills</strong>: playing with toys or a game, moving to get to a toy, or playing with friends</li> <li><strong>School skills</strong>: attention and memory skills, organizing a task, writing, using scissors</li></ul> <h2>Swallowing and occupational therapy</h2> <h3>Signs of swallowing problems</h3> <ul><li>Choking or coughing during eating</li> <li>A wet-sounding voice and cough</li> <li>Frequent chest infections</li> <li>Being afraid to eat or drink</li> <li>Avoiding certain foods</li> <li>Complaints of food getting stuck or going the wrong way</li> <li>Drooling</li> <li>Pocketing of food in the mouth</li></ul> <h3>What can be done?</h3> <p>The OT will watch and listen while your child is eating or drinking and may also ask your child to move the muscles of their tongue, lips, and cheeks. In some cases, the OT may recommend a feeding study, which is an X-ray that finds out what your child can drink and eat safely. It is like a movie of what happens inside your child’s mouth and throat from when food enters their mouth until after they swallows. </p> <p>An OT, radiologist, and X-ray technologist will take part in your child’s feeding study. During the feeding study, your child may be asked to drink different liquids and eat different foods. After the study, the OT will suggest how to feed your child.​​</p>Occupational therapy after brain tumour surgery

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