Peadiatric Occupational Therapy for babies

The Role of a Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Pediatric Occupational Therapists (OT) work closely with your child and you to help prepare
them for daily activities such as self-care, play, and learning. The types of activities that an
OT would work on with you and your child include but are not limited to- playing, drawing,
writing, getting dressed, and assisting with household chores. Additionally, occupational
therapists help children develop social skills and learn to play well with others.

Why would a baby need occupational therapy?

Starting from the day we are born, we engage in daily activities referred to by OT’s as
“occupations” that build our skill sets. Occupations such as playing, eating and sleeping
pave the way for babies to learn more complex activities that they will undertake as they
grow older. However, some babies may require occupational therapy to develop these skills