Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable children to participate and find their potential in everyday activities at home, in school and in community environments. The Occupational Therapists assess the child’s abilities include balance, muscle tone and strength, body awareness, fine motor, motor planning, visual perception, sensory integration. They are also involved in recommending adaptive strategies, equipment and technology that will facilitate independence in everyday living.
Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working closely with parents and teachers on how to assist the child in classrooms and at home, and collaborate with the various allied health professionals to enhance the child’s quality of life.