What’s occupational therapy?
Let’s start by explaining what an occupation is, because it’s not just what you do for work. Occupations are everyday activities – showering, dressing, brushing your teeth, making meals, doing laundry …
It’s managing your medications. Participating in school. Doing your job. Caring for others. It’s what matters to you.
Occupational therapy helps you accomplish these things when an illness, injury or disability has made it difficult. It helps restore your independence.
For example, occupational therapy can:
Teach you how to get ready for the day.
Provide the skills your child needs to participate in school.
Help you regain the skills you need to return to work.
Offer adaptations to make daily tasks easier.