Occupational therapy is a service that helps people achieves independence in their daily life activities or “occupations”.
Some people may think that occupational therapy is only for adults; kids, after all, do not have occupations. But a child's main job is playing and learning and occupational
therapists can evaluate kids' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is
developmentally appropriate for that age group.
In pediatric setting, assessment and intervention is directed to help children gain the functional skills they need
for independence in play, learning, motor skill development, self care, and socialization in their home, school, and community environments. The focus of occupational
therapy intervention directly reflects the child’s needs and/or family's priorities.