Occupational Therapy

Children may be born with or acquire conditions that prohibit them from performing the very things that occupy their daily lives. Occupational therapists can work with children to develop skills necessary to become independent adults. These may include:

Regulation of arousal level in order to allow the child to engage in activities
preventing deformity through play, range of motion exercises, and/or splinting
Development of cognitive skills and facilitation of self-concept
Promoting oral motor development for feeding skills
Refinement of sensory discrimination and processing, enabling the child to interact with the environment
Adapting the environment to allow for enhanced independence
Age appropriate self-care skills
Instructing caregivers on methods for enhancing development


Occupational therapy can often benefit children who have been

diagnosed with:

occupational therapist