The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in activities of daily living as independently as possible. In a child’s life these activities are related to school performance, self care and play activities.
Occupational therapists offer evaluation and intervention services for developing the underlying skills required for functioning in daily life activities. The targeted skills may include fine and gross motor skills, visual perceptual, visual motor skills and sensory integration. Functional living skills and prevocational training are also areas targeted by occupational therapists.