Occupational Therapy addresses problems and that affect your child’s ability to perform everyday activities.
The occupational therapist (OT) evaluates your child’s ability to:
- Play and socialize with others
- Dress, bathe, brush teeth, and comb hair
- Eat and swallow a variety of foods, and get enough nutrition
- Use hands in a coordinated way to play with toys, write
- Use body in a coordinated way to play on playground equipment, move around home, school
- Think, pay attention, listen
- See, and process the information they see
- Organize information received through the five senses—Children who have problems in this area may have difficulty adjusting to new situations, may be over or under sensitive to touch, movement, sights or sounds, etc.
To learn more about occupational therapists or an occupational therapy evaluation read preparing for an occupational therapy evaluation