Physical therapy encourages children with disabilities to use physical activity to help improve balance and endurance, and to increase their ability to concentrate and focus. It also assists them to develop better relationships with peers by increasing opportunities to socialize.
Occupational therapy deals with strengthening fine motor skills, like writing, tying shoes, and using utensils and scissors. Occupational therapists working with children typically use techniques that look like play. In reality, they are designed to target areas of delay and difficulty.