What does a Pediatric Occupational Therapist do?
A pediatric occupational therapist will address the functional and developmental needs of your child in a fun, playful, and meaningful
way. Therapists use play to increase independence, enhance your child’s sense of self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Your child’s therapist will address his/her ability to engage with others
across the lifespan and increase independent participation and success in meaningful daily occupations. For children, “occupations” include but are not limited to, self-care (dressing, eating,
washing), playing with friends, succeeding in academics, participating in leisure activities, and learning how to manage behaviors and emotions.