Occupational therapy is called
"OT" in the therapy world.
OT is provided by an Occupational Therapist.
OT focuses on helping children perform everyday skills and activities.
OTs address fine motor, visual-motor, visual perception, and sensory processing skills needed for basic activities of daily living. These activities range from dressing themselves to handwriting skills.
OTs are key to helping a child learn to be independent in life skills and in the classroom.
Physical therapy is often called
"PT" in the therapy world.
PT is provided by a
PT focuses on gross motor skills and functional mobility.
PTs see children for a variety of reasons, including bone/muscle issues, sports-related injuries, or genetic, brain, spine, or nerve disorders.
PTs help kids improve their range of motion, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns.
Speech and language therapy is often called
"ST" in the therapy world.
Speech therapy is provided by a speech language pathologist or
ST focuses on a wide range of skills, including language, cognitive-communication, articulation, and oral/feeding/swallowing development.