What does an Occupational Therapist do?

Occupational Therapists look at the occupational performance areas of self care, performance at home/school/work and at the performance area of leisure/play activities.

Daily Living Skills / Self care activities

  • Dressing Skills

  • Toileting

  • Grooming

  • Bathing

  • Feeding

  • Adaptive equipment for self care

  • Shopping and meal Preparation

  • Managing Money

  • Housework and chores

  • Mobility Issues

Performance at home/School or Work

  • Fine motor skills

  • Handwriting ( OTs work on the components of handwriting skills - underlying difficulties with handwriting)

  • Gross motor skills

  • Core stability

  • Visual Perception Skills

  • Concentration and alertness

  • Distractibility

  • Access to environment

  • Support of Assistive Technology

  • Support of Inclusive Communities

Play and social skill Development

  • Sensory Regulation

  • Participation

  • Advocacy

  • Assisstive Technology

Leisure Skills

Participating in meaningful Activities for leisure

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