Can you please tell me what OT’s do?

Good question as many people are unsure was to what we actually do. Occupational Therapists, or OT’s for short, work with people with live with intellectual and physical disability and developmental delays, physical illnesses and injuries, mental health disorders and emotional problems. Examples of situations where occupational therapy can help include:
  • A young adult facing life with a disability such as Cerebral Palsy may find it difficult to sleep without developing pressure sores. An occupational therapist will work with her to identify the right pressure care mattress to help her sleep safely and peacefully.
  • A teenage boy may have trouble putting his shoes on by himself, and writing his name. The occupational therapist will work closely with him to develop his fine motor skills through play-based therapy so he can become more independent in his life.