(OT) focuses on daily occupations. Children's occupations include eating, sleeping and playing. It also includes bathing, grooming and dressing. Children have a role of student and friend. Occupational therapist identify challenges that interfere with a child's daily occupation.
The role of the pediatric physical therapist is to evaluate and provide treatment for delays in motor skills by developing the strength and range of motion that children need to move through their environment easily and effectively.
Pediatric counselors are specially trained and licensed counselors. They work with children of all ages with different problems, such as difficulty coping with a past traumatic event, adjusting to divorced parents, feeling excluded, or unwanted by peers, among others.
A speech-language pathologist (SLP) evaluate and treat children who have difficulty with speech or language. Speech is the “how-to” of talking—the coordination of the muscles and movements necessary to produce speech. Language, is the understanding of what is heard.