Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists work with people of varying ages to enable them to participate in activities they need and want to do as part of their daily life.
Some of the areas OT’s may work within include;
- Physical disability (chronic, acute, post-surgery)
- rehabilitation (hand therapy, stroke rehabilitation)
- Return to work
- Intellectual disability
- Mental health.
Occupational therapists strive to encourage clients’ independence within the home environment and out in the community.
The role of Occupational Therapy within the NDIS
- Equipment prescription to enable more participation in daily activities at home (anything from modified cutlery to prescription wheelchairs or toileting and showering aids)
- Home modifications to increase accessibility around the home
- Provision of therapy to encourage and support skill development in children
- Encourage community engagement and social interaction