An occupational therapist is a professional who helps a person with a disability, injury, or an illness to function independently as well as effectively in their daily lives.Occupational therapists help patients to improve their functioning and be independent after making an assessment on the areas that need to improve.
Children may need occupational therapy to improve their social attention, play, academics, social interactions in school settings. Parents whose children have down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and autism can attend occupational therapy sessions with their children to help improve their child’s condition.
The activities that an occupational therapist helps a child with are aimed at increasing movement and strengthening their bodies.
In some cases occupational therapists work with physical therapists to help patients. This can be seen with physical disability patients to help them improve their overall function and mobility. Occupational therapy helps patients to learn …