Our occupational therapists helps your child—through play activities—improve his or her independent function. Our goal is to help your child function better physically, emotionally, academically and socially in his or her daily activities. Dr.B.Balaji, M.O.Th (Bombay), Peadiatric Occupational Therapist, Director-Therapy services, Heads, at Buds OT/OT Blossom Paediatric Therapy is certified in Administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). Please contact us for additional information.
Dr.B.Balaji's Buds TO/OT blossom is a pediatric occupational therapy clinic works on the importance of learning and enhancing new skills, those skills are facilitated in a natural environment. The Buds TO/OT Blossom center has been custom designed to mirror the experiences that the typically developing child encounters within his or her community.
The Buds TO/OT blossom is designed with the child and the family in mind. We address your child’s global therapy needs while they are enjoying what they do best: playing. For the child, his or her therapy sessions are fun—not a series of rote activities, maximizing each child’s motivation and participation in the therapeutic process.
Arousal refers to the ability of the children to maintain an optimal performance level and how alert the children are, in order to sustain our attention and complete tasks as the environment demands. Self-regulation is the ability to achieve, sustain and change our arousal level to meet the changing demands of the task or situation. Regulation of arousal and physiological state begins at birth and is critical for the child to be able to adapt to its ever changing environment. The child’s temperament may also be attributed to their ability to self-regulate. The behavioral indicators of poor self-regulation and difficult temperament overlap. Behavioral indicators of children with a more significant regulatory disorder may be emotional ups and downs, irritability, difficulty with transitions or unexpected changes, inattention, sleep problems, feeding problems, and mood regulation problems, and sensory processing problems.
Sensory integration is a normal developmental process that helps us to achieve mastery in many areas of development. We perceive and learn through our senses, and sensory input precedes a motor output. As a result of typical sensory processing, we learn self-regulation, self-control, motor skills, and higher level cognitive functions like attention, memory, academic skills, fine motor skills, coordination etc.,. The child who avoids ordinary sensations or seeks excessive stimulation, whose behavior is uncontrollable, whose body is uncooperative, he/she comes under the category of sensory processing disturbance. They also get a similar kind of sensation from the environment, but they are unable to process it and give no response or a different response as compared to normal kids.
Possessing a set of proper oral language skills can be described as an essential life skill. Both verbally and non-verbally, kids communicate with others while enjoying or disliking certain sensory play and even they express through emotions. Eye contact, proper use of toys while playing, appropriate way of conveying needs are the basic skills of communication. When kids discover that their preferences, it encourages them to communicate even more and better.
When a child learns to speak, it is important to ensure that their pronunciation and understanding levels should develop simultaneously. The enhancement of language and cognitive skills is necessary to modify their pronunciation which leads to a highly reliable speech and language therapy for your children. Our speech and language development plan imply to have a proper synchronization of the tongue and brain of the child. Our highly qualified professionals are experts in this field, post proper examination, we analyze and understand the child and speech problem in children by incorporating various activities, speech therapy in linguistic skills.
Self-care skills are those skills that are necessary for a person to care and manage their own needs. Self-care skills can include physical skills such as dressing or bathing, and they can include mental and emotional skills such as knowing when to use the restroom, dressing themselves, bathing, showing kindness to others, and offering to help around the house. The development of self-care skills is necessary for a child's independence.
The ability to conceive, plan, and carry out a skilled, non-habitual motor act in the correct sequence from beginning to end. It is a learned ability which is generalized to all unfamiliar tasks so a child does not need to consciously figure out each new task he or she faces. The child with motor planning difficulties may be slow in carrying out verbal instructions and often appears clumsy in new tasks. Motor planning difficulties are caused by problems processing sensory information and poor neural connections in the brain. In order to have efficient motor planning, an individual must be able to organize sensory input from his body, have adequate body percept and be able to move around his environment. Difficulty with sensory processing can lead to poor motor planning for fine, gross, and oral motor tasks (such as handwriting, jumping, and forming words, respectively).
This occurs automatically for all people and it is not an issue that you really think about. However, certain activities like playing video games or sports generally demand rapid hand-eye coordination. They practice skills that let them move closer to desired objects and also move desired objects closer to themselves. A proper coordination between hand and eye is extremely important for performing many life skills such as writing and eating.
Hand and finger strength is important as it is required for many everyday activities such as doing up buttons and zips, climbing monkey bars or cutting up a piece of steak at mealtimes. It also helps to develop the endurance to complete activities such as writing a full page. Core strengthening activities for children are so important to help with postural control, balance, sports.
The direct changing of unwanted behavior by means of biofeedback or conditioning is called behavioral modification. We can’t change the brain and how it is processing sensory information but we can change the sensory input going in and watch the behavioural response coming out. This might help the child in his aacademic and organizational skills, social behavior and classroom engagement.
Children who has problem in sensory processing might be either over responsive or under responsive to external stimulus. By adjusting their sensory processing ability, the child might be able to perform the activities for daily living without disturbance. It could be adjusted by providing the appropriate sensory input consistently.
Balance is an important body function/motor performance skill to maintain a controlled body position during task performance, whether it is sitting at a table, walking the balance beam or stepping up onto a kerb produces function effectively across environments and tasks. Children need the ability to maintain controlled positions during both static (still) and dynamic (moving) activities that involves attention and concentration, Body Awareness, Bilateral integration, Crossing Mid-line, Hand eye coordination, Hand Dominance, Muscular strength, Muscular endurance, Self-regulation, Postural Control, Body Awareness (Proprioception), Sensory processing, Isolated movement:
Handwriting is a complex process of managing written language by coordinating the eyes, arms, hands, pencil grip, letter formation, and body posture. The development of a child's handwriting can provide clues to developmental problems that could hinder a child's learning because teachers depend on written work to measure how well a child is learning. Children should have the different components including hand dominance, hand division, hand and finger strength, shoulder stability, letter awareness, number awareness, pencil control, pencil mechanics, pre-writing skills, visual perception, planning and sequencing, postural control. We evaluate the underlying components that support a child’s handwriting, such as muscle strength, endurance, coordination, and motor control.
Our staff includes therapists providing Occupational Therapy. Each of our therapists specializes in pediatrics and has an extensive experience working with children. Many of our therapists have advanced training in Neuro-development Therapy, Sensory Integration, Orthopedic, Neurological, Psychiatric and Hand specialties. We believe using an eclectic approach, tailored to a child's specific needs, is one of the key elements in a child's success.
B. Balaji, M.O.Th., FAOT-NDD.,
Certified in S.I (USC-USA), HWT,
Kinesio Tapping, Advanced Mentored Clinician for Sensory Processing
Ms. S.Siva Ranjanee.,Ph.D
Special Educator for Mentally Challenged
I am extremely pleased with the OT rendered by Dr.Balaji and team of Buds To Blossom. What is fascinating is the ability of Dr.Balaji to accurately diagnose the developmental issues for my daughter through a scientific testing process. Based on the results, he chalked out an objective / sharp OT intervention for my daughter with appropriate milestone checks and balances. Given that I hold a masters degree in social sciences and psychology, I understand the depth of Dr.Balaji’s diagnostic approach to OT coupled with his deep understanding of the latest OT techniques. Owing to his intervention, my daughter who was on the lower end of the autistic spectrum, has marched past several development milestones in the last couple of years under the close guidance of Dr.Balaji and his team. Even during these times of pandemic, while I was earlier apprehensive about doing OT remotely, I find that there is no dilution of effectiveness even if OT is done remotely. In fact, I am able to save a lot of travel time to the clinic and my daughter has adapted herself well to the digital mode. My wife and I are always indebted to him as we see our child manifest age appropriate behaviour.
Hi All, A big thank you to Dr Balaji and his team for helping us to understand the shortcoming of a child and guiding us through our journey with different thearist as age appropriate and helping us sail through. We started this unknown journey which was very much guided by the doctor making it a fruitful journey. And hats off to sir, having taking classes personally online within the comfort zone of our homes is highly commendable. As parents we are thankful to doctor Balaji and his team for it has worked long for us both hand's on ,and online therapy since lockdown Online classes show their commitment level for kids and truly Appreciate the same where there is a will there's a way. Thank you once again lots of gratitude
Doctor is very patient and friendly towards the kids. My daughter is 2yrs old and we have been coming here for the past one month. I could see a lot of major changes in her within this short span. The doctor and the staffs made this happen with their much needed approach. I strongly recommend him to anyone awaiting help!
We are completely satisfied with therapy given to my daughter and are very happy with therapists and their approach to my daughter is good she feels like extended home and at same time she as shown lot of improvements and they are very much accessible to us when we are not in town they advise on home program or any sort of issues immediately answered
Very good service and noticed a lot of improvement in my son's behaviour and activities would really recommend for others too. Staff faculty are very Co operative. They have much patience in dealing with the kids. Thank you for lending a helping hand for such kids with hyperactive,delayed speech.
Our sons speaking ability has improved well and he is trying to speak in full sentences. His concentration level has improved, he is writing , playing with other children, eating by self , trying to do his daily routines. We are happy with improvements in his activities and speech . Thank you so much.
We have seen good progress on our daughters motor skill. Very happy we are. Therapists explaination after each session increases our confidence
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