Occupational therapy (OT)
Occupational therapy (OT) is a branch of health care that helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive challenges. OT can help them regain independence in all areas of their lives.
Occupational therapists help with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs. To do this, they use everyday activities, exercises, and other therapies.
“A child’s life is made up of “occupations,” or daily activities. These occupations include playing, learning, and socializing. Occupational therapy practitioners work with children and their families to help them succeed in these activities throughout the day.
They also help with basic challenges faced by most families, from creating morning routines to choosing appropriate toys.” OT for Children & Youth - AOTA
OT helps kids play, improves their school performance, and aids their daily activities. It also boosts their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. With OT, kids can:
OT can help kids and teens who have: