Occupational Therapists (OT’s) are trained to treat a wide range of physical and sensory needs. It is a unique field that work with patients of all ages, ranging from newborn babies to elderly adults. While OTs can help patients in all age groups, the goals of therapy and structure of sessions are different for adult and pediatric patients.

Occupational Therapy for Infants, Toddlers and small Children
Although children do not have occupations in the same sense that adults do, their daily activities are considered “occupations” that can be addressed by OTs. The skills targeted in pediatric occupational therapy are typically different than goals targeted in adult occupational therapy, as they will focus on skills needed to learn, play, and socialize. This might also include working on sensory processing issues and speech or language delays.