Pediatric Occupational Therapists work with children and their families to assist each child in participating to their full potential in activities and occupations that are meaningful. Occupations of children are playing, self-care (including feeding, dressing, sleep), and engaging with caregivers and peers in their home, school, and community settings.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists promote function and engagement of children and their families within everyday routines, by addressing sensory processing, self-regulation, motor skills specific to strength, coordination, and bilateral hand use, eye-hand coordination, attending, and interacting.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists collaborate with families by problem-solving strategies to overcome challenges and promote participation in everyday routines. They also assist families in establishing structure, acquiring adaptive equipment or splinting, adapting activities, materials, toys, and environments to enhance participation, and sharing relevant resources.