The goals of occupational therapy for a child are to improve participation and performance of a child and all the child’s “occupations” like self-care, play, school and other daily activities. The occupational therapist will assess the child and modify the environment, or the way of doing a task to promote better participation and independence. Sometimes, the occupational therapist works with the child to help improve specific skills to help a child perform better. They also work towards educating parents, teachers and others so that they can help the child be more comfortable and participate in the community.