Usually one associates the word “occupation’ with an adult’s job. So, what does Occupational Therapy have to do with children?
For children, occupation refers to their daily activities such as moving about and developing motor skills, playing, problem-solving and learning, feeding, regulating emotions, socially interacting with friends and family, and achieving self-help skills.
As paediatric occupational therapists, we look at how a child’s sensory, physical, visual-perceptual, and social-emotional difficulties affect their ability to reach their fullest potential during daily activities.
A fun and playful approach is used to promote a child’s independence.