Consider an OT as well as a psychologist even if the problem appears to be emotional

If your child suffers from meltdowns or has difficulties handling their emotions, you wouldn’t necessarily assume that has a physical component. Many kids in this situation are taken to see a child psychologist and most times they will do talk therapy, traditional interpretive play therapy or they will prescribe medication.

But if we address the child’s problems from a slightly different bias, and address it developmentally, and create the neural structures that bring about brain maturity, an OT can get amazing results without needing to implement behaviour interventions. An OT will help the child to grow the mechanisms that would bring internal control and internal motivation instead of external control and external motivation.

An OT can provide specifically graded movement and play that will help a child learn to manage their emotions.