Occupational TherapyOccupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages regain skill to participate in the activities they enjoy and need for daily living. This can include in the home, work, school, community, etc. and addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of their well-being.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and develop social skills, helping people recovering from injury to regain function through retraining and/or adaptations, and providing techniques for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
- An individualized evaluation
- Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities
- Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
- Performance skills assessments and treatment
- Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
- Guidance to family members and caregivers