The World federation of Occupational Therapists defines occupational therapy as a profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
The misunderstanding with children however comes from th confusion around occupation since kids do not seem to have any occupation. Anyways, occupation refers to activities that occupy our time.
What activities occupy the child’s time?? And how is the children functioning appropriately or not at that level of activity?? The article describes more about kids who might need special helps in terms of occupational therapy. Happy Reading.