Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health service that is concerned with an individual’s ability to participate in desired daily life tasks, or “occupations,” which give one’s life meaning. If a person’s ability to perform these tasks which include caring for one’s self or others, working, going to school, playing, and living independently is impacted by an illness, disease, and/or disability, OT can be important. OT is often paired with Sensory Integration.
HINT: Have your child evaluated by an occupational therapist that is both trained in sensory integration therapy and is certified to perform diagnostic testing such as the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test). Also consider having your child evaluated by the school occupational therapist and request sensory integration support in his/her IEP.