What does Occupational Therapy include?
Occupational therapy involves the analysis of the child's functional or adaptive ability at home, school, and in other environments. It includes assessing a child's motor skills, perception and sensory processing, and providing treatment and/or recommendations to address the issues.
Occupational Therapy interventions entail:
independent living skills training and modifications
motor development and motor planning skill development
sensory integration and sensory-based strategies
positive mental health strategies
social emotional development and self-regulation strategies and programs
behavioral approaches, in collaboration with team members to support participation
peer group and peer-mediated strategies
social participation activities
play and/or leisure participation activities
cognitive-behavioral approaches that support positive behaviors
visual supports such as schedules, timers, etc.
technology recommendations in education and work activities
strategies to support personal responsibility and self-advocacy skills
approaches and strategies to promote transition to adulthood
work readiness skill development