Occupational therapy is the use of purposeful activity to maximize the independence of a child who is limited by a physical injury or illness, neurological or cognitive impairment, a developmental or learning disability, or sensory integration dysfunction. For a child, their occupations or their "job" includes purposeful activities such as swinging, climbing, jumping, buttoning, drawing, play, self-care, handwriting, school performance, and social interactions.  Occupational therapists use their expertise to help children prepare for and perform important learning and developmental activities by facilitating social skills development, motor development, emergent literacy, and the development of adaptive and self-care skills. Our goal is to help children reach an optimal level of functioning in their home, school, and play environments.