Why Occupational Therapy?

Children don’t have jobs, so why would they need occupational therapy? Don’t let the title be misleading; occupational therapy can help a child with any activity that is a part of her daily life, where her “job” is to play and to learn. Occupational therapy can also address more than physical challenges. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), occupational therapists can evaluate and help to address many psychological, social, and environmental factors that impact the way an individual child interprets and interacts with the world around them. Occupational therapy can help with a variety of concerns ranging from fine motor skills, such as holding a pencil, and hand-eye coordination, to managing sensory or behavioral needs within a given environment. Here at EJ Therapy, each child is evaluated as an individual and then provided with services that are both tailored to their unique needs and also based upon current research and best practices.