Children who have difficulty performing everyday activities such as dressing up, tying their shoes, feeding themselves, writing, drawing, coloring, listening etc. may benefit from occupational therapy. In addition, children with medical conditions like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or spina bifida may require the services of an occupational therapist to help them become used to moving around in a wheelchair while in school or at home.

Even children with autism can improve their ability to interact with others and become more comfortable with their surroundings through occupational therapy.