Children

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN SCHOOLS

Why do children need Occupational Therapy? 

If you consider that a child occupies their time by playing, in order to learn, then Occupational Therapists who work with children do so often through play.

OT's can work with children from birth all the way to adulthood. Children may have:

  • physical disabilities
  • developmental delay
  • neurological disabilities
  • mental health issues
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities
Occupational therapy can assist them in developing and learning to the best of their ability by providing assessment of:

  • posture and seating
  • functional skills
  • attention and concentration
  • sensory integration
  • muscle tone
  • visual perception
  • handwriting
  • dressing
  • bathing
  • movement
  • sleeping
  • fine motor skills
  • gross motor skills