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Children and Youth (American Occupational Therapy Association, AOTA)


The “occupation” of children is to thrive, and occupational therapy practitioners work with children and young adults, from infancy through college, and their families to facilitate participation and independence

Occupational therapists must have a master’s degree for entry-level practice, and occupational therapy assistants must have an associate’s degree. Both must pass an initial certification exam.

The Fact Sheets provide information on occupational therapy’s role with a variety of conditions affecting children and families.


Assistive Technology Computer Access - AT Early Intervention Elementary Employment High School Home/Personal Care - AT Independent Living Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Middle School Parent/Family Preschool Related Services Self-Determination Transition