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Pediatric occupational therapists help children develop the skills needed for everyday activities and tasks. They work with children who have physical, developmental, or emotional challenges to improve their ability to participate in activities at home, school, and in the community.

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

OTs assist children in improving self-care tasks known as Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as dressing, feeding, grooming, and toileting. They provide strategies and adaptations to help children develop independence in these essential skills.


Sensory Integration

OTs specializing in sensory integration help children process and respond to sensory information from their environment effectively. They address sensory processing disorders, sensory sensitivities, and sensory-seeking behaviors through sensory-based interventions to improve regulation, attention, and behavior.


Play and Social Skills

OTs facilitate the development of play and social skills in children, promoting engagement, cooperation, turn-taking, and social interaction. They use play-based interventions to enhance communication, problem-solving, and emotional regulation skills.


Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills

 OTs focus on enhancing handwriting skills and fine motor coordination in children. They assess handwriting difficulties, grasp patterns, hand strength, and dexterity, and implement interventions to improve handwriting legibility, speed, and control.


Executive Functioning

OTs help children develop executive functioning skills, such as planning, organization, time management, and impulse control. They provide strategies and tools to support cognitive processes and improve academic performance and daily functioning.

Here's an overview of some of the areas pediatric occupational therapists can address:

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