Month: September 2022

9 Benefits to Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Improves Gross motor skills Gross motor skills involve the large muscles of the body. These muscles are important for crawling, walking, jumping, climbing, and running. Occupational therapists can teach your child exercises to improve postural stability, strength, endurance, and balance. Refines Fine motor skills Fine motor skills require use of the smaller muscles in the […]

What is Occupational Therapy?

To understand the practice of occupational therapy, it is important to understand the definition of occupation. Occupations are “activities people of all ages need and want to do-things like making meals, dressing, managing medications, driving, going to school or work, playing or caring for family members” (AOTA, 2014). An occupational therapist helps people “participate in […]

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