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Occupational Therapy addresses self-help skills, visual-motor perception, and employment skills. It teaches the fine motor skills needed for independent activities such as zipping a coat, tying shoes, closing buttons, and putting on socks. Also, the motor skills for personal hygiene such as brushing teeth, combing hair, and shaving can be needs for students with physical limitations. Important academic skills such as printing, writing, cutting, and drawing can be addressed in occupational therapy. Some children might have adequate fine motor skills, but have difficulty coordinating their movements with what they see. These children benefit from activities such as completing mazes with-in lines, imitating building patterns with blocks, and following ordinal and spatial directions. Older students might benefit from Occupational Therapy to learn employment and independent living skills.