Occupational Therapy targets purposeful activities to promote optimal daily performance. For children, their purposeful activities include play, learning (school skills) and self-care skills.
At times, various issues can affect a child’s ability to function appropriately in these areas.
Occupational Therapy can treat children with a wide variety of diagnosis and concerns (ie: developmental delays, sensory processing issues, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, learning disabilities, prematurity – just to name a few). Regardless of the diagnosis, OT is focused on the “functional performance” of the child, always targeting optimal performance in their daily routines.
Occupational Therapy can address the following areas:
- Fine Motor & Printing Skills
- Sensory Issues & Self-Regulation needs
- “Picky” Eating/ Oral Motor/ Feeding Needs
- Social Skills/ Play and Peer Interaction