A child’s primary “Job” or “Occupation” is to play.

A child’s primary “job” or “occupation” is to play. Through play, children develop motor coordination, social skills, emotional regulation, as well as learn how to process all of the sensory input in their environment.

Occupational therapists evaluate children in four primary areas to determine a delay or difficulty in skills: cognitive or our thinking processes (cause/effect, problem-solving, reasoning), sensory processing, behavioral development and motor skills.

Occupational Therapy works with children on their ability to perform everyday activities, such as tying shoes and handwriting, motor skills, as well as individual sensory needs, as the video below demonstrates.

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