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An Occupational Therapist is a professional who is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. This licensed practitioner facilitates the development of skills and independence and achievement of a productive and satisfying lifestyle such as the ability to play at home, in the community and participate in school.
Intervention facilitates the achievement of the child’s maximal functional independence by incorporating the following:
- Exploring the child’s environment including the use of mobility equipment such as crutches, walkers, manual or power wheelchairs.
- Increasing the use of the child’s hands to cut, print and play.
- Improving written communication skills including adaptive equipment such as the use of a computer.
- Facilitating the performance of independent activities of daily living (i.e., dressing, feeding and community based activities).
- Enhancing fine motor skills, visual motor skills, perceptual abilities and sensory motor integration to maximize participation at home, school and in the community.
- Promotion of active participation within the home, school and community.