Occupational therapy helps children gain independence and promotes the development of sensory motor skills, visual and perceptual motor skills, and fine motor skills. Pediatric occupational therapists evaluate children for:
- fine motor skills
- eye-hand, eye-body skills
- self-care skills
- strength and endurance
- play and socialization skills
- vocational and community skills
It is the goal of therapy to help develop the skills needed to interact with others and their environment, and be confident and happy in their day-to-day activities.