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Occupational Therapy FAQs

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Our approach to Occupational Therapy

What is the purpose of OT?

The purpose of Occupational Therapy is to assess, determine needs and abilities, and provide the appropriate intervention, education, and community resources. The ultimate purpose is the promotion of skills, safety, productivity, and independence throughout the lifespan of each individual. 

How often will my child see you?

The determination of services is based on individual needs.

How long are appointments?

The determination of services is based on individual needs.

What kinds of things are done in a session?

Individualized treatment plans are developed, examples of treatment may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Motor skills
  • ADLs (e.g. dressing, bathing, hygiene, etc.)
  • IADLs (e.g. life and organizational skills, money/household managementetc.)
  • Cognitive 
  • Functional play
  • Social engagement
  • Leisure exploration 
  • Exploration of post-high school vocations and secondary education
  • Education 
  • Community resources

What is my role in treatment? 

This is a collaborative environment in which the treatment team, patient, and parent/caregivers identify the current needs of the individual. The Occupational Therapist's role is to evaluate, develop a treatment plan, collaborate, modify intervention, provide education to promote effective strategies and identify potential community resources to implement into the patient’s lifestyle/environment.