What is Occupational Therapy?
Think about something that you enjoy doing. Now imagine not being able to do this activity anymore.
The role of the Occupational Therapist (OT) is to enable an individual to engage and participate in meaningful activities within his/her environments. This participation may be physically, cognitively, emotionally and/or spiritually in nature.
An OT considers the individual's goals, abilities and challenges and works together with the individual, family and/or other care providers to support functional concerns related, but not limited to:
Self-care: eating, sleeping, dressing, developmental transitions, home management, driving
Productivity: play, learning, workload management, retraining and transitions, volunteering
Leisure: play, recreation, hobbies, socializing and sports
How can Occupational Therapists help?
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