What Is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is the use of therapeutic interventions that develop, improve, or restore the highest level of independence of any adult or child. Occupational therapy for young children focuses on the following developmental areas:
- Sensory processing and modulation
- Gross and fine motor control
- Visual motor integration and perceptual skills
- Social interaction/play skills
- Self Help Skills
Occupational Therapists work with children with specific diagnoses such as sensory integration dysfunction, learning disablities, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental delay, autism, pervasive developmental disorder, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, as well as children who exhibit difficulties in the following areas: