What is Occupational Therapy and What Does It Have To Do With My Child?

Ever wonder what Occupational Therapy is actually about? Read on for more and be sure to follow our page for more updates in this series!

“Your child’s life is made up of occupations, or everyday activities. These occupations include playing, learning, sleeping and resting, interacting with friends, getting dressed, and other daily activities. Occupational therapy supports children of all ages—newborns to teenagers—by incorporating the occupations that are important to you and your child into the intervention process.” (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2021).

At Silver Linings Neurodevelopment, our occupational therapists work closely with the client, their families, and other healthcare professionals within the clinic to establish a plan of care with your goals and needs as a priority. In occupational therapy, our goal is to promote participation and identify the barriers in your child’s life that make it difficult to fully participate in their day to day activities such as school, play, family time, or other social situations. 

Together, we can implement strategies such as environment modification, sensory-based interventions, visual strategies to assist with completion of tasks and many others that will allow your child and family to learn how to manage these challenges you face and ultimately increase your ability to participate in your most meaningful activities. Some of these meaningful activities can include handwriting, sensory responses, behavioral coping, and neuromuscular abilities. 

Please continue to follow for more information about what occupational therapy can do for your child and family.


Michelle Ellis, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Resource: American Occupational Therapy Association. (2021) “What is Occupational Therapy? Answering the Six Q’s- what who why when where and how- about occupational therapy.” [Brochure]. https://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/Manage/Presentation-Resources/Brochure/What-is-OT-Peds.pdf

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