Occupational Therapy – “Serve to Survive in a Meaningful way”
4 January 2019
Occupational Therapy is a holistic approach that helps people of all ages achieveindependence while engaging in meaningful activities or occupations. It is the only professionthat helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through thetherapeutic use of daily activities.
1.Basic Self Care:
Eating/Swallowing, Dressing, Functional Mobility, Person Device Care,Toileting & Hygiene, Bathing/Showering, Personal Hygiene & Grooming.
2.Care of Self & others within the home or Community:
Child Rearing, Care of Pets,Driving and community mobility, shopping, financial management, health management, communication management.
Community Mental Health:
Providing Community Resources, Managing Time, ManagingMedicine, and Provide training ADL. Develop leisure or vocational interests. ProvideFunctional evaluations for successful job placement.
Restore his performance skills through work simulation andindividualized interventions to improve physical capacity. Identifies environmental and taskmodifications provides ergonomic evaluation and transitional work services.
Assist the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team with Modifying curriculum,Adapting the environment, ensuring access and participation in school activities.
Skilled Nursing Facility:
Maximize ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) andprovide training use adaptive equipment to improve quality of life and increaseindependence. Provide home modifications, assistive technology training and, communitymobility training.
Early Intervention & Private Clinics:
Promote development and participation in a naturalenvironment by engaging in meaningful occupations including self-care, rest, sleep, andsocial participation. Teach sensory strategies for emotional, physiological, behavioral, motor,and social self-regulation. Improve motor, cognition, sensory processing, communication, andplay skills.
Proper Seating, Position, teaches how to use a walker, assistive devices fordressing/bathing, and demonstrates safe techniques for completing household tasks.Collaborating with Rehabilitation Team: Physiatrist, Physicians, DevelopmentalPaediatrician, Speech Language Pathologist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist,Clinical Psychologist, Medical Social Worker, Special Educators, Vocational Instructors, &Job Coach.