Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists use their unique expertise to help children with social-emotional, physical, cognitive, communication, and adaptive behavior challenges. They work to discover and maximize each child's potential for participation in family, learning, and community-based activities.

Occupational therapy focuses on enabling children to do the activities of daily life. Because a child's primary activity is play, the occupational therapist uses creative and productive activities to work on:

  • Fine motor control
  • Self-help skills
  • Pre-academic skills
  • Social skills
  • Sensory integration
  • Handwriting
  • Visual/perceptual skills