The occupational therapy interventions found on this page are powerful tools for promoting child development. These OT activities can be used in therapy sessions and to build development of motor skills, sensory play, executive functioning, handwriting, and more.
Occupational Therapy Interventions
Most of our posts have a therapeutic spin on them. As an Occupational Therapist, I love to pull my background into play activities. The pages below will provide developmental information and treatment ideas in Fine Motor Development, Sensory Integration, Visual Perceptual Integration, and Developmental Milestones. It is my hope that Occupational Therapists can find informative ideas for Occupational Therapy treatment and goals and Parents and Educators can become more informed and find activities that will meet your child’s interests and needs while working on areas that need development or are just fun. Look around at the resources below and let us know if there is something specific you are looking for.
Occupational Therapy Activities for Visual Perceptual Skills
You will find many visual motor integration and visual perceptual skill resources and treatment ideas on my Visual Motor Skills page.
Some of our most popular Visual Perceptual Integration posts include:
Visual Processing and Visual Efficiency Problems
31 Days of Occupational Therapy with Free Treatment Materials
You can see more on Visual Perceptual Motor Integration activities by searching by area:
Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Treatment Ideas for Kids:
Occupational therapy interventions typically include fine motor activities to develop hand strength, manipulation, endurance, and participation in functional tasks. The following fine motor activities can be included in OT interventions.
We’ve got a collection of all of our Fine Motor Activities together in one place.
Some of our most popular fine motor activities are:
You can see more on Fine Motor by searching by development area.
Occupational Therapy Sensory Integration Treatment Ideas for Kids:
Occupational Therapy and Child Development
All information found on this website is to be used for informational purposes only. Each child is an individual and development and treatment techniques can not be assumed to work for all children with defects or difficulties in any one area or areas. Each child needs to be assessed by a pediatrician and/or Occupational Therapist for concerns in development. Information may not be replicated or reproduced in part or whole (including paraphrasing to present on webpages or printed informational presentations) unless direct permission is granted by the author of this blog. This blog and it’s author(s) are not responsible for any action as a result of reading this blog and it’s social media outlets. By reading this blog, readers acknowledge and accept responsibility for all activities and any resulting action/behavior/reaction of participants. For any questions or inquiries, see the About Me page for contact information.
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.