Occupational Therapy Summary

Lacoste_6All individuals with Kabuki syndrome have difficulty with fine motor activities. In addition to gross motor functioning, hyptonia also affects the smaller muscles of the body which are required for printing, doing up buttons, feeding and a multitude of other activities required for daily living.

The occupational therapist explores ways to enable individuals to maximize their abilities for meaningful lives at play, school, work and living environments. Various techniques may be employed, among them, strengthening/flexibility exercises, adaptations to the environment, and education. Ideally, the occupational therapist will be involved throughout the individual's life as varying needs and challenges present themselves.