How does occupational therapy help?

Occupation is the purposeful use of time and energy in self-care, work and leisure activities.  Occupational therapy is the design and use of therapeutic activities to increase independent function in self-care, work, and leisure; to enhance development; and to prevent disability. It may include adaptation of task or environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance quality of life.

  • Self-care activities, e.g. eating, grooming, dressing,
          functional mobility, toileting, bathing, etc.

  • Household management, e.g. cooking, shopping,
         household cleansing, etc.

  • Work or Study

  • Leisure and play

  • Quality of life