A child’s primary occupation is to play, which is how he/she learns and interacts with his/her environment and make sense of the world around them. It is through play that children develop motor skills, physical coordination, and many other very important skills ...
About Kaili Ets, MSc.OT, OT Reg.(Ont)Kaili assesses and treats children with a variety of diagnoses (ie. LD, ASD, SPD, ADD/ADHD, developmental delays, & physical disabilities). Treatment focuses on sensory integration, self-regulation, activities of daily living (ADLs), and fine motor/printing skills. She consults with schools as needed.
In the pediatric environment, there can be a lot of overlap and similarities between occupational and physical therapy and these professions often work closely together. However, while OTs and PTs work together in various settings and often overlap, they also practice distinctly different therapy practices.
Occupational therapy is concerned with promoting independence in activities of everyday life – or ‘occupations.’ Children’s occupations include: reaching developmental milestones, play, self care (eating, sleeping, dressing, grooming, bathing), academic tasks (handwriting, fine motor skills, attention/focus), and socializing.