The occupational therapist works on advancing the baby or child’s play skills- their primary occupation. This includes fine motor, gross sensory motor, social-emotional and self-help skills: mealtime skills, dressing, grooming, potty training, and for the older children – drawing, handwriting, organization and academic skills.  The OT provides treatment techniques to engage the child in fun, purposeful tasks, promoting sensory integration and processing skills, including attention, staying calm and following directions, to support learning.