Q: How can Occupational Therapy (OT) help my child with attention issues?
A: Occupational Therapy suggestions for improving attention
Design a facilitative environment to build attention by doing the following:
1. Remove sensory environmental offenders
2. Increase and encourage outdoor play as it prepares a restless body by calming it and also increases the flow of oxygen into and throughout the brain due to the physical activity
3. Correct breathing through nose and encourage deep breathing exercises or activities to help increase attention. Mouth breathers breathe inadequately, leading to a sluggish brain and inattention
Anita Yadava (Anita Leo)
Principal Occupational Therapist
INSIGHT N ACCESS PTE LTD
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