The ultimate goal of an Occupational Therapist is to increase independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL). In doing so, the therapist addresses a broad number of challenges, including social-emotional, physical, cognitive, communication, and adaptive behavior challenges. Pediatric occupational therapy services, more specifically, focus on addressing feeding skills, perceptual and sensory processing, fine motor development, environmental exploration, play skills, and psychosocial skills. Pediatric occupational therapists perform evaluations, plan and implement treatment strategies and developmentally appropriate activities, decrease environmental barriers that limit participation in family, learning, and community based activities, and identify appropriate assistive technology. For further information regarding occupational therapy, please visit the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) website www.aota.org. AOTA is the professional organization for occupational therapists.