What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is used when someone is having difficulty with everyday tasks. An occupational therapist, or OT, can identify your strengths and difficulties in these tasks, such as dressing or getting to the shops, and will help you work out practical solutions.
An OT can help you maintain, regain or improve your independence by using different techniques, changing your environment and using new equipment.
What does an occupational therapist do?
- Helps you, or someone you know, after an accident or illness, or who has a disability or mental illness
- Work with children such as those with learning and/or developmental difficulties
- Develop strategies to help with people with a disability or mental health issues
- Help improve your confidence in social situations
- Simply put, OT helps you do the things you need, want and have to do