According to the American Occupational Therapy Association.
“Occupational Therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things that they want and need to do through the use of everyday activities (occupations).
”Why would a child receive OT?
- Delayed developmental milestones arrowSensitivity or overreaction to sounds, visual or tactile inputs
- Poor handwriting
- Weak grasp or low muscle tonearrowDifficulty organizing a plan to complete a puzzle, play a game or utilize scissors
- Difficulty feeding, using a spoon/fork or dressing
The focus of occupational therapy may include the facilitation of normal developmental, the promotion of age appropriate daily living skills, and training for the use of assistive technology. Pediatric occupational therapists promote the development of fine motor skills, cognitive abilities, visual perceptual skills, self-help skills, and sensory processing skills.