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Sensory and motor services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)SSensory and motor services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Sensory and motor services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)EnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00151.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Provides information about resources you can access to address sensory motor issues in your child who has autism.</p> <br><p>Occupational therapists (OTs) can help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with difficulties they have with their fine and gross motor skills and five senses.</p> Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have problems with fine motor skills. These include writing, cutting with scissors, or fastening buttons. They may also have issues with gross motor skills. These include riding a bike, skipping, or jumping. Occupational therapists (OT) help with these kinds of problems. Some children with ASD also have difficulty with one or more of their senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. OTs who are trained in “sensory integration” can help in this area.<p><br></p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li>Occupational therapists (OTs) can help children with autism with problems associated with gross or fine motor skills. Specially-trained OTs can also help children with ASD who have dificulty with one or more of their senses.<br></li><li>OTs work with children in hospitals, in the community, in schools, clinics, children’s centres, and private practice.</li></ul>
Services sensoriels et moteurs pour les TSASServices sensoriels et moteurs pour les TSASensory and Motor Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)FrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00151.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Offrent des renseignements sur les ressources auxquelles vous pouvez avoir accès afin d’aider votre enfant atteint d’autisme qui présente des problèmes moteurs et sensoriels.</p><p>Les ergothérapeutes peuvent aider les enfants atteints du trouble du spectre autistique (TSA) éprouvant des difficultés avec leur motricité fine et globale ainsi que leurs cinq sens. Plusieurs enfants atteints du trouble du spectre autistique (TSA) éprouvent des problèmes avec leur motricité fine; y compris de la difficulté à écrire, découper avec des ciseaux ou attacher des boutons. Ils peuvent aussi éprouver des difficultés avec leurs mouvements globaux, y compris de la difficulté à faire de la bicyclette, sauter à la corde ou sauter. Les ergothérapeutes pourront aider à résoudre ce genre de problèmes. Certains enfants atteints du trouble du spectre autistique (TSA) éprouvent des difficultés avec leurs sens : la vue, l’ouïe, l’odorat, le toucher et le goût. Les ergothérapeutes formés en « intégration sensorielle » peuvent aider dans ce domaine. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li> Les ergothérapeutes peuvent aider les enfants autistes éprouvant des problèmes associés à leurs mouvements globaux ou leur motricité fine. Des ergothérapeutes spécialement formés peuvent aussi aider les enfants atteints du TSA qui éprouvent des difficultés avec au moins un de leurs sens.</li> <li> Les ergothérapeutes travaillent auprès des enfants dans les hôpitaux, dans la communauté, dans les écoles dans les centres pour enfants et en pratique privée. </li></ul>

 

 

Sensory and motor services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)1506.00000000000Sensory and motor services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Sensory and motor services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)SEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00151.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Provides information about resources you can access to address sensory motor issues in your child who has autism.</p> <br><p>Occupational therapists (OTs) can help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with difficulties they have with their fine and gross motor skills and five senses.</p> Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have problems with fine motor skills. These include writing, cutting with scissors, or fastening buttons. They may also have issues with gross motor skills. These include riding a bike, skipping, or jumping. Occupational therapists (OT) help with these kinds of problems. Some children with ASD also have difficulty with one or more of their senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. OTs who are trained in “sensory integration” can help in this area.<p><br></p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li>Occupational therapists (OTs) can help children with autism with problems associated with gross or fine motor skills. Specially-trained OTs can also help children with ASD who have dificulty with one or more of their senses.<br></li><li>OTs work with children in hospitals, in the community, in schools, clinics, children’s centres, and private practice.</li></ul><p>Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have problems with fine motor skills. These include writing, cutting with scissors, or fastening buttons. They may also have issues with gross motor skills. These include riding a bike, skipping, or jumping. Occupational therapists (OT) help with these kinds of problems. Some children with ASD also have difficulty with one or more of their senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. OT's who are trained in “sensory integration” can help in this area. </p><h2>Community Care Access Centres (CCAC)</h2><p>CCAC helps people of all ages to stay in their own home by providing care in the home and organizing care in the community. CCAC can provide referrals to occupational therapy services in your community where available. You can call CCAC directly to ask for service. This is called a self-referral. You must have a valid Ontario health card. Requests for help for school age children are usually made by your child’s school. Requests are assessed through the School Health Support Services program.</p><p>To find the CCAC office closest to your area, visit <a href="https://www.ccac-ont.ca/">https://www.ccac-ont.ca</a>.<br></p><h2>College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario</h2><p>OTs work with children in hospitals, in the community, in schools, clinics, children’s centres, and private practice. OTs must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. </p><p>Anyone can visit the College database at <a href="https://www.coto.org/">https://www.coto.org</a> to find an OT.</p><p>The College will provide information to help you:</p><ul><li>understand the services of occupational therapy </li><li>find an OT in the area where you live</li></ul><p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.coto.org/">https://www.coto.org</a>.</p>Sensory and motor services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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