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The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate to the best of their ability in all the activities of their everyday life.
Occupational therapists are unique in that they look at the whole picture - the individual's abilities, the task to be performed and the environment in which the task takes place.
(Adapted from Occupational Therapy Australia and AOTA)
The person who needs occupational therapy could be your father or mother facing changes because of aging.
It could be your child, frustrated with being unable to do the seemingly simple things the other children at school can do.
It could be you or your spouse coping with illness or the results of an accident.
It could be anyone who, for whatever reason, can't do the things in life they want or need to do.
Occupational therapists help people perform the meaningful activities of daily life (self-care skills, education, work and/or social interaction). They particularly work to enable and enhance participation for those with impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning.
They may help you enhance your ability to engage in your chosen activities or occupation. They may help to modify your occupation, activity or the environment.
Their focus will always be to better support your ability to engage in all aspects of your life.
An occupational therapist’s workload might include:
(Adapted from Occupational Therapy Australia)
Occupational therapists work in a variety of settings, including:
Occupational therapists are skilled professionals. Their degree-level training includes the study of human growth and development, with specific emphasis on the social, emotional and physical effects of illness and injury.
To find an occupational therapist, visit Occupational Therapy Australia www.otaus.com.au/find-an-occupational-therapist
OT Australia is the peak association for OTs www.otaus.com.au
Stages of Treatment - www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Occupational_therapy
Developmental Occupational Therapy, Western Australia as developed a range of helpful handouts http://dotwa.org.au/play-and-early-learning-handouts
Therapy Choices is a website set up by OT Australia to prepare people for the National Disability Insurance Scheme www.therapychoices.org.au/index.html
“Because of Occupational Therapy” - explaining what occupational therapy is and how it can help you (youtube resource) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud5Fp279g4Y