- Being able to engage with their family, caregivers, and environment
- Gaining control of their body to be able to complete developmental milestones
- Mastering play skills using their hands with coordinated skill
- Completing novel play tasks successfully
- Moving both sides of their body to accomplish developmentally appropriate play and self help tasks
- Being able to integrate sensory stimuli to focus on meaningful play or learning tasks to learn new skills
- Refining the ability to use eye hand coordination skills for mastery of the environment from catching a ball to using a pencil on paper
Occupational therapists have advanced training in neurodevelopmental treatment, sensory integration, and therapeutic listening.