Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists assess and treat skills necessary to participate in everyday activities (occupations). Pediatric occupational therapy interventions include helping children acquire skills to participate in school and social situations, helping children with sensory processing issues, improving visual processing difficulties, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for adolescents experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Developmental Norms:

By age 2:

- Fully developed grasp

- Copy circles

- Stack 9-10 blocks

By age 3:

- Cuts paper on the line

- Copies cross

By age 4:

- Manages buttons/button holes

- Toilet trained

By age 5:

- Independently dressing and tying shoelaces

By age 6:

- Color shading distinguished

- Depth perception fully developed

By age 7:

- Print letters neatly within the lines