The primary goal of OT is to enable people to participate in the activities of daily life. This is achieved by enhancing the person’s ability or by modifying the environment to support their participation.

The focus of OT with children is to utilize their strengths to address their weaknesses by engaging them in purposeful, graded and if necessary, modified activities to improve their cognitive, motor, sensory, and emotional skills. This will increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement.

The occupations of a child is different from those of an adult and include play, self-care, schoolwork, chores as well as participation in group and social activities. (Academic, Sport and Culture).