Occupational therapy is a therapy that helps people achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Most people think of occupational therapy as a treatment strictly for adults to help an individual get back to work, but that is a very narrow definition. “Occupation” refers to managing all the activities important for independent living, including those activities Children.
Our pediatric occupational therapy program provides services to infants, toddlers, children, and youth and their families in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, and homes to accommodate personalized support and familiar environmental settings in collaboration with other clinical and educational support systems already in place.
For children, their main job is playing, learning and doing age appropriate activities of daily living (e.g. dressing, eating, and bathing). If your child has physical or cognitive disability; having defined occupational therapeutic goal(s) can help your child improve their ability to function in their respected area(s) of need and instill greater confidence and self-awareness in their abilities to succeed independently and enjoy the results from their recovery.