Occupational therapy is a treatment that focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives. For kids with various needs it offers positive, fun activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Occupational therapists, trained in neuromuscular, cognitive, perceptual, and developmental functioning; view each client holistically, taking into account strengths and needs in each area of his or her life, in each role or “occupation” the client holds. For children, a primary role is to experiment and participate in the world around them to learn and grow; this often occurs during play. “Play is a child’s work”. Other roles for children are being a member of the family, being a friend or playmate, and being a student in an educational setting &/or extracurricular activity.
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