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Interdisciplinary early intervention center
During occupational therapy treatment within early intervention, sensory perception, concentration, social skills, body awareness, movement behavior and/or dexterity are promoted. For this purpose, We offer playing and working materials as well as sensory-motor devices. Depending on the stage of development and the individual barriers of the child, different therapeutic concepts are applied.
The building blocks of development are mainly laid between the ages of 0 and 6. It is precisely then that disruptions are drastic and losses are difficult to make up for later. This makes intensive early support all the more worthwhile. This is because it focuses specifically on individual developmental levels and abilities. This support can be individually adapted to each child and his or her personal support needs within the framework of interdisciplinary cooperation with other medical and educational disciplines.
The development of gross and fine motor skills is a very important point for children. The children need a lot of movement stimuli to develop a good idea of their body structure and self-awareness.
Through numerous activities that we offer in our practice such as woodwork, creative design with cardboard and paper, swing exercises, finger games, the child’s ability to concentrate, movement behavior and dexterity are promoted.
Fine motor skills are crucial for school age, as they are particularly important for pencil control, stroke control and grip shapes. The child should have learned to hold the pencil adequately before starting school. Good body awareness is the basic prerequisite for adequate concentration in the classroom.
The development of the connections in the brain arise in infancy through the child’s movement. The movements are the basic prerequisite for the development of cognition. Under the collective term of cognitive functions, different performances of the brain are summarized. These include: Perception, attention, memory, numeracy, planning, problem solving, structuring, reasoning and judgement.
For targeted promotion of concentration, there are special exercises that we use in occupational therapy. These include, for example:
In a protected setting, the children can gain positive learning experiences that they can carry over into everyday life.
Perception is the ability to actively take in information through the senses, process it and give it meaning. This cognitive process makes it possible to interpret the environment via the stimuli received through the sensory organs.
A baby first develops tactile, olfactory, vestibular and proprioceptive perception. After that, the remote sense, vision, smell and hearing develop. If one sense is not sufficiently developed, deficits can develop later in all ages during infancy. The affected children seem to have difficulty understanding and implementing instructions.
The children make enormous progress through our training and exercise treatments. For targeted promotion of the perceptual areas, there are special media that we use in occupational therapy, such as the swing, wall bars or the rolling board. We also use material baths for feeling and touching, balls, touch bags, balancing paths, weight cuffs and board games.
The social and emotional area and the disorders anchored there are by far the most frequent field of application for early intervention. A corresponding need can be recognized by the fact that the children show conspicuousness in their self-confidence, independence, initiative, activity and motivation.
Emotional and social competencies are closely linked and have a significant influence on the quality of our social relationships. They determine how well we can deal with our own emotions and manage social conflicts.
Here we use occupational therapy treatment measures such as training of social behavior (also in groups), promotion of self-esteem, training of self-perception and perception of others as well as setting up family rules.
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Your contact person is Mrs. Sneshana Heim-Schmidt.Opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 – 17:00