What Is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy supports people whose health, environment or social circumstances make it difficult to take part in the activities that matter to them. An occupational therapist will work with you to identify strengths and difficulties you may have in everyday life. Occupational therapy (OT) is a branch of health care that helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. OT can help them regain independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapists help with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs.
Occupational therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on helping individuals develop, recover, or maintain everyday skills needed for work and leisure activities. It can involve helping people develop skills in areas such as physical and motor functioning, sensory processing, cognitive and perceptual skills, communication, and social interaction. Occupational therapy can also involve helping individuals adapt to their environment and work on independence and self-care.
Occupational Therapist Responsibilities:
Conducting physical and psychological assessments of clients and developing or following a treatment plan. Assessing home and work environments of clients and deciding what adjustments are needed. Advising on adaptive equipment to help clients with daily activities.