The word, “Occupation,” means, “that which occupies the majority of one’s time,” or, “the activities done for the majority of one’s day that give one’s life meaning. “The occupation of a child is his or her play and activities of daily living; the acquisition of both being necessary to help a child to develop the skills necessary to live an independent and fulfilling life as an adult. For adults this may be cooking, bathing and simply moving about your home safely.
Our Occupational Therapists facilitate the acquisition of self-help, play, and learning skills for infants and children by improving their motor, sensory, behavioral and cognitive skills.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy helps children who experience difficulty with the performance of self-care activities including brushing teeth, combing hair, buttoning a shirt, tying shoes, using utensils such as a spoon or fork, etc. Have difficulty with fine motor activities such as handwriting or using scissors.