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WHAT IS OT?
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT) serves to help people across the lifespan (from children to the elderly) participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities or occupations. In practice, occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client and family in order to develop independence and increase the participation and performance of daily activities.
Pediatric OT focuses on helping infants, toddlers, children and youth gain optimal health and independence by developing the motor skills--fine, visual and sensory--necessary to function and socialize at home, in school, at play, and within their communities. In the case of an injury, illness or disability, pediatric occupational therapy serves to rehabilitate children, allowing them to create or return to a daily routine that will assist them in performing daily activities at their highest level.