Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy supports fine motor/visual motor development and engagement of children in everyday routines. Occupational Therapists address developmental milestones such as (but not limited to) learning to pay attention and follow simple instructions; developing the ability to eat, drink, wash and dress independently; learning to cope with disappointment or failure, reducing extraneous environmental stimuli, such as noise for a child who is easily distracted; building skills for sharing, taking turns, and playing with peers; using toys and materials in both traditional and creative ways; and participating in age-appropriate daily routines.

The Role of Occupational Therapy with Children and Youth