Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.
Recommendations may include adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating clients, families and carers in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.
What to expect:
- An initial discussion to determine meaningful client goals to help direct therapy for best outcomes.
- A comprehensive assessment of a client’s home and/or other environments (e.g. workplace, school) to determine what the barriers are and how they can best be addressed.
- Recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, guidance & education for family members and caregivers.
- Recommendations on adapting the environment to enhance function and lifestyle.
- Therapy sessions tailored to improve individual ability to perform daily activities & attainment of goals.
Ongoing review of goal attainment and adapting therapy and recommendations that are responsive to meeting goals.