Occupational Therapy for a child aims to assist the child to participate effectively in day to day activities at home, school and the community including areas of
-essential activities like brushing, eating, getting dressed, moving around from place to place.
- leisure time
-and life skills
The occupational therapist works by supporting the necessary skills of the child and adapting to the environment as well, to facilitate maximum participation.
Some of the areas in which OT works are :
· visual motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
· balance, movement, and coordination.
· Sensory processing and regulation for attention and concentration.
· Planning and organization skills.
· Adaptations or specialized equipment for home and/or school to improve participation.
· Provide specialized seating/wheelchair and assisted devices.