Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. Paediatric Occupational Therapists work with children who are experiencing difficulties in occupations (or activities that “occupy” their time day-to-day) including:
Paediatric occupational therapists use fun and engaging activities to assist children to participate in the activities that they need or want to take part in. Occupational Therapists also support children’s participation by looking at the environment the child is required to complete the activity in (i.e. the classroom) and by breaking activities down to find out where the activity becomes difficult.
For further information please refer to Occupational Therapy Australia’s website.
Occupational therapy may be helpful for children experiencing difficulties in the following areas: