Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
How we work
Occupational therapy services include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person as an integral part of the therapy team.
What to expect
An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals.
Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals.
An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.