Occupational Therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. (WFOT 2012)
When working with children and their families, OTs aim to promote independence, skill development and participation in daily activities that are important to the child and family network.
This may include play skills; self-care skills (sleep, dressing, eating, toileting); participation in school; attention for learning; handwriting; environmental access; social and emotional well-being; motor skill development; and adaptive/assistive equipment prescription.