Our occupational therapists support people to participate in everyday life by helping them overcome any barriers that stop them from doing the things they need and want to do.
Who might need support from an occupational therapist?
People who experience difficulties in any of these areas may benefit from the support of an occupational therapist:
- Self-care (e.g. bathing, dressing, brushing teeth)
- Cognitive skills (e.g. attention, memory, problem-solving)
- Fine and gross motor skills (e.g. writing, sitting, crawling, walking)
- Eating and drinking
- Sensory processing and regulation
- Posture and balance
- Visual perception
- Play and socialising
- Rehabilitation for injuries and illnesses
How can an occupational therapist help?
Occupational therapists provide support in all areas of daily living to help people achieve their goals and become more independent. They do this by:
- Assessing skills and identifying problem areas
- Providing strategies to learn and develop new skills
- Modifying tasks to make them more manageable
- Making changes to home, school, work and community environments
- Identifying aids and equipment that can assist