Occupational Therapy

What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence and promotes development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills
that children need to function and socialize in their home, school, play, and community environments. In the pediatric setting, occupational therapists use their expertise to help children prepare for and perform important learning and developmental activities. Individual and group therapy provides a unique opportunity for children to improve muscle strength and tone, motor coordination, motor planning, focus and attention and self-help skills.
Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the individual child who is an integral part of the therapy team.