What is occupational therapy for children?

What is occupational therapy for children?

What is occupational therapy for children?

Occupational therapy is a health profession where goal is to help people achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction in all aspects of their lives.  Occupational therapists may work exclusively with individuals in a particular age group or with particular disabilities.

In schools, for example, they evaluate children’s abilities, recommend and provide therapy, modify classroom equipment, and help children participate as fully as possible in school programs and activities. A therapist may work with children individually, lead small groups in the classroom, consult with a teacher, or serve on a curriculum or other administrative committee.

Early intervention therapy services are provided to infants and toddlers who have, or are at the risk of having, developmental delays. Specific therapies may include facilitating the use of motor, sensory  and perceptual skills, promoting skills for listening and following directions, fostering social skills, or teaching dressing and grooming skills.

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