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Cleveland OT Talk: “Why Would My Child Need Occupational Therapy?”

When a child is referred for Cleveland OT (occupational therapy) services, parents are sometimes a bit bewildered.

“Why would a child need to learn an occupation?”

With other types of pediatric therapy, the name sort of says it all, right?

  • Speech-language therapy Teaching children how to communicate, understand language, articulate, etc.
  • Physical therapy Helping children overcome some type of physical condition, whether orthopedic, neurological, developmental, congenital or musculoskeletal.
  • Behavior therapy (ABA) Assisting kids with conditions like autism spectrum disorder and Down syndrome to learn how to navigate socially significant behaviors.

Occupational therapy is a bit trickier to explain because it’s such a broad discipline. Cleveland OT services at Therapy & Wellness Connection helps children with various needs improve their physical, sensory, cognitive and motor skills, all while boosting their self esteem and pride in accomplishments.