Occupational therapy (OT) concentrates on helping children with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives.
Occupational therapy is concerned with promoting health and well-being through activity. The primary purpose of occupational therapy is to allow the clients to participate in the tasks of everyday life, for example:
• Self-help skills (dressing, feeding);
• Sensory difficulties (reactions to touch, taste, sound and movement);
• Cognitive skills (concentration on a task, problem-solving abilities, organisation skills, transferring learned skills to new situations;
• Physical abilities (fine and gross motor co-ordination, balance, posture)
Occupational therapy can be implemented in individual or group sessions.