April is National Occupational Therapy Month
Apr. 5, 2018
What is Occupational Therapy?Occupational Therapy is a vital profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational Therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and preventâor live better withâinjury, illness, or disability. Common Occupational Therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from an injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational Therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the personâs goals,
- customized intervention to improve the personâs ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.