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What is OT?

Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of daily activities. Occupational therapists help individuals who are experiencing illness, injury, or disability participate in their occupations such as work, school, and play. An occupational therapist helps takes into account an individuals level of function and overall needs to help them reach their personal goals (AOTA, 2022).

How OT can help you

Occupational therapists use evidence based interventions to help clients develop skills for their daily activities. Occupational therapists are experts in activity analysis and task adaptation.

They have extensive knowledge of gross motor, fine motor, visual motor, and sensory motor development. An occupational therapist can analyze an individual's daily routine and recommend support, strategies, or adjustments to promote independence.

Common Areas Addressed

Gross Motor Skills (i.e. poor muscle strength/endurance, difficulty sitting upright in chair)

Fine Motor Skills (i.e. difficulty grasping a pencil, using fork/spoon, using two hands together, grasping small toys, holding scissors)

Sensory Motor Skills (i.e. sensitive to light, sounds, tastes, textures, difficulty attending to tasks/toys, bumps into others/objects, constantly seeks movement)

Self Care Skills (i.e. difficulty with bathing/grooming, picky eating, challenges with dressing)

Areas of Expertise


This is how we use our hands for reaching, grasping, and manipulating during tasks like holding a pencil or using a spoon.

Visual Motor



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