How Pediatric Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Are Different

The term occupational therapy is quite misleading as it seemingly applies to a job. However, pediatric occupational therapy relates to improving a child’s skills through various improvements in cognitive, sensory and physical development. The role of a pediatric occupational therapist is to help a child improve certain skills so that he or she may more comfortably complete daily activities. For a child, this may include participating in a typical classroom environment or playing with peers in age-appropriate activities.


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