What is a Child's "Occupation".... and What Does an Occupational Therapist Do

What is a child's "occupation"....

Playing with toys, developing friendships, learning new skills. 

Children need to be able to take in and respond to sensory inputs in their environment and use their bodies in a coordinated fashion to do these things.  Occupational Therapists (OT) help children learn these things and carry them over at home, school and in the community.  

Your child may benefit from OT if they have: 

-Poor coordination
-Decreased balance (“clumsiness”) 
-Delayed motor skill development
-Low muscle tone or strength
-Difficulty with handwriting
-Been diagnosed with a learning disability
-Difficulty completing tasks that -seem easily attained by peers
-Behavioral challenges or social skill issues
-Decreased attention or ability to participate in age appropriate activities
-Decreased self-esteem and self-concept
-Decreased visual skills including visual perceptual skills and ocular motor skills
-Difficulties with feeding, is a picky eater or a messy eater

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Link to more information on OT