Ouch! 5 Strategies for Children that Bite

Occupational Therapy Overview

Functional Play

Dr Laura Mraz and Attention


The ability to attend allows child to engage in tasks long enough to develop skills necessary for functional participation in daily activities.

Dr Laura Mraz and Bilateral Coordination

Bilateral Coordination

Using two or more body parts together (i.e. both hands) to manipulate, hold, and/or stabilize task objects without fumbling task objects or letting them slip from one’s grasp (AOTA, 2014, p. S25).

Dr Laura Mraz and Body Awareness

Body Awareness

Body awareness allows child to navigate safely through their environment.

Dr Laura Mraz and Callibration


Using movements of appropriate force, speed, or extent when interacting with task objects(AOTA, 2014, p. S25).