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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on helping children develop the abilities necessary for the many skills required during childhood such as play, self-care, learning, school performance, community skills, and socializing. Occupational therapy can be provided by a licensed occupational therapist and/or a certified occupational therapy assistant. Pediatric occupational therapy includes intervention aimed at developing the underlying sensory and motor foundation necessary for skill development, the development of compensatory strategies, and environmental adaptations needed for successful participation in daily life activities. Occupational therapy provides evaluation and intervention in the following areas: Attention span and self-regulation abilities, fine motor skills, handwriting, motor coordination, motor planning/ praxis, play and social skills, self-care, sensory processing/sensory Integration, strength and endurance, visual motor and visual perceptual skills.

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