Often times occupational therapists work in the background of people’s everyday life. OTs quietly create ways for individuals to continue to go about their days with as much independence as possible by reducing physical, cognitive, and emotional barriers .
What does that look like? Well, the short answer is “it depends”. We ask a lot of questions, and our therapy is indidividualized depending on your answers.
– It depends on who you are and what your day-to-day routine entails. Are you a parent? A student? Do you work? Do you volunteer? Do you garden? Do you cook? Do you socialize?
– It also depends on what types of impairments you have and how they impact your function – does it affect how you move? how you think? how you sleep? how you communicate? how you make decisions?
– It also depends on what your environment is – where do you live? where do you work? where do you shop?
how are these places made accessible to you?
The best way to find out if an how an OT could help you is to ASK. We can be reached anytime, and are happy to chat. Meanwhile, since it’s OT month, we will also do our best to be a bit less quiet and start telling more about what we do!