Occupational Therapy is a client-centered profession in the modern health care system. It helps people across the lifespan to partake in the things they want and need to go through the beneficial use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include assisting persons with disabilities to participate fully in school, work and social situations, helping people getting better from injury or stroke to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive difficulties
Occupational therapy services typically include a personalized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals and customized intervention to develop the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to make sure that the goals are being met and/or make modifications to the treatment plan.
Occupational therapy (OT) teaches you how to adapt. It can help you do any kind of task at school, work, or in your home. You’ll learn how to use tools (you may hear them called assistive devices) if you need them as well as helping you make changes around your environment to do your things independently
It can help you do specific things like