“What is Occupational Therapy? What do Occupational Therapists do?” These are common questions we hear. Many people think occupational therapy is about recovering from a workplace accident, but that’s not the case.
Occupational therapists help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
Here at the Episcopal Center for Children, occupational therapy is designed to support each child so that he/she can develop the skills needed in order to succeed in the job of living.
Our occupational therapy program strives to enhance the functional ability of each child across all environments including home, school, and the community.
Treating the whole child includes providing a supportive environment in order to focus on each child’s gross and fine motor skills, visual motor integration, sensory regulation and processing, executive functioning, and self-help skills