Occupational therapy is a profession which restores or maintains a patient’s ability to perform tasks of daily living by developing ways to modify and adapt activities. Occupational therapy uses task analysis and purposeful activity to prevent and minimize the impact of disability on functional independence. The focus of OT is not only on the neurologic disease itself but also on the impact the disorder has or will potentially have on a child’s ability to function in life roles. The primary goal is to facilitate occupational performance and prevent dysfunction by providing the child with opportunities to develop, restore and maintain those skills and behaviors necessary for independent living.
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