Occupational Therapy includes an individual evaluation during which the client, family/caregiver and therapist determine the person’s goals and relevant impairments. Customized, evidence-based intervention are provided to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and to reach their goals. On-going outcome evaluation is used to ensure that the goals are being met and changes to the treatment plan are made accordingly.
Occupational therapy focuses on reducing the impact of disability by promoting maximal independence and participation in valued activities. Occupational therapy practitioners use the term occupation to represent activities that individuals need and/or want to do and that are meaningful to them. The broad and comprehensive educational preparation of occupational therapy practitioners enables them to address the multiple dimensions of disability, including physical, psychological, cognitive, and social, that prevent children and adults from engaging in meaningful daily occupations. Practitioners may collaborate with members of a team of vision rehabilitation experts that may include optometrists, ophthalmologists, certified orientation and mobility specialists, vision rehabilitation therapists, certified low vision therapists, teachers of the visually impaired, and rehabilitation psychologists and counselors.
- Neurological Impairments (stroke, TBI, MS, ALS, movement disorders, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease)
- Neurological Vision Impairments (related to head injury/post-concussion, CVA)
- Driving Evaluations
- Home Safety Evaluations
- Cognitive Screening (ACS, MOCA, SB) and treatment
- Ergonomic Evaluations
- Body Mechanics Evaluations
- Post Job Offer Screenings
- Work Conditioning
- UE issues: as related to neurological impairments (for example hemiplegic shoulder, arm, hand)