Occupational therapy is a branch of health care that helps people live more independently. It focuses on helping people perform the activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating, and bathing. Occupational therapists also work with people to improve their ability to perform tasks at home, at work, and in the community.
Who Needs Occupational Therapy
People of all ages who need help to live more independently can benefit from occupational therapy. Common reasons people see an occupational therapist include:
-A physical, mental, or emotional condition that limits their ability to do everyday activities
-Recovery from surgery or an injury
-Problems with vision, hearing, or memory
-Difficulty adjusting to a new role in life, such as becoming a parent or grandparent
What Happens During Occupational Therapy?
During occupational therapy, an occupational therapist will work with you to assess your abilities and find out what activities are difficult for you. They will also ask about your goals and what you want to be able to do. Together, you will set up a plan to help you reach your goals. This may involve:
-Learning new ways to do everyday activities
-Using adaptive equipment to make activities easier
-Practicing tasks to improve your skills
-Participating in community programs to increase your independence
At Level Up Leadership Consulting & Psychology, we offer psychological testing and assessment, which can help identify any areas of difficulty that may be impacting your ability to complete daily tasks. We can also provide guidance on how to best address these difficulties through therapy or other interventions. If you are interested in learning more about occupational therapy and how it can help you, contact Level Up Leadership Consulting & Psychology today to schedule an appointment.