OT Skills 4 LIFE offers resources for both the parents and sibling of a child with special needs.
While delivering therapy is at the foundation of what we do, educating parents and other family members ensures each child gets the support and understanding he or she needs to make the most progress. Carryover across environments is essential, and teaching families how to support their child at home, at school, and in the community can promote functional independence.
These workshops have been developed with parents and primary caregivers in mind. We cover a variety of topics related to child development — including sensory processing disorder, handwriting, motor skills, visual perceptual skills, and more. Through these workshops, you’ll learn different ways to support your child so he or she can achieve independent living.
OT Skills 4 LIFE offers sessions designed just for siblings of kids with special needs called Sibshops. Few siblings of a special needs child ever have a chance to talk about their feelings and issues with others who “get it” – until now.
Our Sibshops are lively workshops that celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters, and acknowledges the challenges that may go with it. This session combines discussion based activities with crafts and games designed to be fun for a wide ability and age range.