A child-friendly way of describing this is that a child's "occupation" is playing and learning. An occupational therapist can help kids develop skills that will help them be more independent with the important jobs of playing and learning.
Examples of skills that might be worked on in occupational therapy are:
- Hand-eye coordination,
- Fine motor skills,
- Self-care tasks (such as getting dressed or feeding oneself),
- Positive behavior,
- Social skills,
- Sensory processing.
Occupational therapy services usually begin with a comprehensive individualized evaluation, which helps the occupational therapist determine goals in conjunction with the client and/or the client's family members.
About Occupational Therapy - http://www.aota.org/about-occupational-therapy.aspx
Occupational Therapy - http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/occupational_therapy.html