Can Occupational Therapy Help Improve a Child’s Handwriting Skills?
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Can Occupational Therapy Help Improve a Child’s Handwriting Skills?

Today, children complete much of their schoolwork using a computer. Despite these changes in the educational process, research indicates that legible handwriting remains an important skill to master. Although all children have difficulty writing neatly at first, if a child’s handwriting continues to be illegible, there may be an underlying issue impeding his or her…

How Does Occupational Therapy Work? 

How Does Occupational Therapy Work? 

Occupational therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health care that helps people participate more fully, confidently, and independently in necessary and desired activities of daily life. These activities—which we can call a person’s “occupations”—range from self-care tasks (like bathing and dressing) to the various physical and cognitive tasks required for school, work, driving, and more. At…

Why Would a Child Need Occupational Therapy?  
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Why Would a Child Need Occupational Therapy?  

Every day in this country, thousands of children from all walks of life work with occupational therapists in order to feel more successful as they play, learn, and socialize—the three main “occupations” of a child or teen! If you’re a parent or caregiver, perhaps you’ve wondered whether your child could benefit from OT services, too….