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Occupations are meaningful daily activities in a child’s life, for instance, play and leisure, self-care, education and social activities. These occupations will develop important skills throughout a child’s developmental years. The core of occupational therapy is to promote independence and participation, through evaluating and addressing a child’s development, abilities, skills and needs, followed by improving the child’s ability to perform occupations.
The occupational therapist helps child to participate and perform their age-appropriate occupations that they find challenging by addressing their sensory, social, behavioral, motor skills, or environmental issues in order to build their independence and increase their self-confidence.
Occupational therapist sees a child who wants to improve: