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The Power of Play: What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?



Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with occupation, which is meaningful activity that one does throughout the day. Children who receive occupational therapy services may have a diagnosis (down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism to name a few), developmental disabilities, neuromuscular injury, neurological difficulties, problems with motor coordination, emotion regulation, and learning disabilities. A pediatric occupational therapist focuses on a child’s sensory, motor, perceptual, social, and cognitive de