De Wet OT’s is a well established Occupational Therapy practice based in Pretoria East.
At De Wet Occupational Therapists we focus on paediatric Occupational Therapy with children between the ages of 2 and 10 years of age. Our team consists of 4 passionate OT's that are determined to use their expertise to help children prepare for and perform important learning and developmental activities in order to reach their full potential.
What is Occupational Therapy and what exactly is it that we do?
Occupational Therapy is aimed at enabling and promoting individuals to participate in activities of everyday life as best they can. This is done by method of meaningful and purposeful activities and 'occupations' to enable those with limitations or impairments to achieve their full potential.
In the paediatric setting, Occupational Therapists assist children in developing skills that are necessary for optimal functioning in their areas of occupation, being self-care, play and school. The process starts off with standardized evaluations that assists the therapist in the identification of delays and limitations that hinder a child from reaching his/her full potential in the areas mentioned above. Once the delays and limitation have been identified, goal directed, client centred therapy can commence that ultimately enables children to achieve their maximum potential.
Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy?
Children presenting with difficulties in the following areas can benefit from OT:
Milestone and early childhood development (0-3 years)
Gross motor skills
Fine motor skills
Visual perceptual skills
Concentration and attention (ADD/ADHD)
Learning difficulties at school ; writing, reading, spelling, transcription, maths
Paediatric Occupational Therapy not only promotes development but encourages the achievement of success thus improving a child’s confidence, self-esteem, social participation and general well-being.