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Occupational Therapy

Developing skills needed to participate in meaningful daily activities

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists help children, adolescents and adults across their lives to participate in the things they want and need to do, thus maximising their development.

The Occupational Therapy process usually involves and initial assessment, followed by planning with the individual and/or family. This ensures that that both therapist, client and family are all working together towards the same goals.

Following this, therapeutic interventions are then undertaken with the goal of achieving the established goals. These could be of a sensory, social, motor or environmental nature, and therapy is tailored to a frequency, location and type to best suit.

What Occupational Therapy can help with

Occupational Therapy can assist in a wide range of areas. At the centre however, it’s about helping someone of any age or background achieve their individual goals through therapeutic interventions. Broadly, some sensory and social areas that Occupational Therapy focuses on include:

  • Regulating emotions and behaviour
  • Social skills and interacting with others
  • Early childhood concept development
  • Managing time, organisation and financial concepts
  • Leisure and recreation activities
  • Self care and daily living activities

Other areas, including motor and physical areas include:

  • Fine motor skill development
  • Visual perception
  • Gross motor skill development
  • Coordination, balance and postural control

Occupational Therapists have specialist skills and extensive backgrounds in assisting children and adults of all ages, through critical stages of development and rehabilitation. They can implement interventions through:

  • Physical activities aimed at motor and environmental skill building in a therapy room
  • The use of technology and evidence backed interventions in a clinic setting
  • Providing specialist advice to individuals and/or families
  • Undertaking therapy in the school or home, specific to the client and achieving their goals

All therapy is designed to be engaging, effectual and tailored to the individual, so as best achieve the goals. Alongside of this, other allied health professionals can be incorporated in a multidisciplinary approach. This can be highly beneficial, dependant on the individuals’ goals.

Generally, Occupational Therapists have a holistic approach to therapy, in which the focus can be on adapting the environment or the activities to fit the person and their individual goals. It is suitable for everyone, however some examples of conditions that may benefit from Occupational Therapy include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neurological and Chromosomal disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental delay
  • Learning difficulties
  • Attention difficulties (Such as ADHD)
  • Physical and intellectual disabilities

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