What is Occupational Therapy?


Occupational Therapy (OT) helps children to develop skills in the areas of self-care, school and play. By supporting children and enabling them to achieve their full potential, Occupational Therapy indirectly works on developing confidence, self esteem, social skills and general well-being. Occupational Therapists provide assessment and/or therapy services for children with a variety of diagnoses. OT assessment services may be requested for information contributing to a diagnosis, or for recommendations regarding management of a child with an established diagnosis. Common diagnostic groups include, but are not limited to, children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, autism, and those whose ability to participate in play and daily activities is interrupted by an injury or disease process.