Occupational therapy is therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life.
"Occupational therapists provide services to identify and meet needs of children experiencing delays or challenges in development; identifying and modifying or overcoming barriers that interfere with, restrict, or inhibit a child's functional performance; teaching and modeling skills and strategies to children and their families to extend therapeutic intervention; and adapting activities, materials and environmental conditions so children can participate under different conditions and in various environments". - American Occupational Therapy Association
Mission Statement: to provide quality speech and language, occupational, physical, music therapy, and related educational programs to individuals of all ages and many disabilities to improve their quality of life. The therapies will help develop functional social skills, and will improve self esteem through participation in purposeful activity, which leads to optimal independence.