Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent or live better with injury, illness, or disability.”
~ American Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what activities you can do (and those you want to do), any current limitations, your goals/motivations and also to offer advice/techniques about how to do something more easily and safely.
Occupational therapists (OT’s) work with people living with a disability to assist them to lead healthy and independent lives and are frequently funded by the NDIS to work with a participant to achieve their goals.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The occupational therapy process involves a collaborative interaction between the practitioner and the client, which involves problem-solving to support the client’s occupational performance.
The occupational therapy process can be divided into the evaluation, intervention, and outcome stages, as shown below.
The evaluation stage includes referral, screening, developing an occupational profile, and analyzing occupational performance.
The intervention stage includes intervention planning, implementation, and review.
The outcome stage includes the measurement of outcomes and decision-making related to the future direction of intervention.
The following are areas in which occupational therapy has proven to aid NDIS participants in:
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