School-based Occupational Therapy: In general, occupational therapists and occupational assistants help people across the lifespan participate in everyday activities (occupations). Occupational therapy is a valued resource within early intervention and educational programs for children from birth to age 21. School-based occupational therapists and therapy assistants help children with disabilities participate in school routines and social situations by promoting these everyday activities in least restrictive environments, including the classroom, playground, cafeteria, bathroom, bus, and community through identification, assessment, adaptations, and intervention strategies. Early intervention OT services assist children and families with improving functional development through behavior, play, sensory, and motor skills. Occupational therapy services can be provided as a primary service for infants and toddlers (birth through age 2), and as a related service for school-age children (3 through 21) if qualified for special education services, according to Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).