Occupational therapy focuses on helping people participate in the meaningful activities they need and want to do after an injury, disability, or other health condition. It uses a holistic approach to look not only at why a client’s participation in activities has been impacted but also at the client’s roles and environment. Treatment strategies include wellness promotion, rehabilitation, and habilitation. The occupational therapy professional assists the client in regaining function or adapting to changes by assessing and addressing all aspects of recovery, not just the physical.
(National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy).
What does a pediatric occupational therapist address? Fine motor skills, age-appropriate self-care skills, feeding therapy and sensory integration.
What does an adult occupational therapist address? Home care modifications/assistance, ergonomics, fall prevention, low vision, stroke and TBI rehab, ADLs.