What is Occupational Therapy ?
Ten-year-old Mohan was in an accident while going on the school bus. Although he survived the accident, it left him with a brain injury. To improve some of his cognitive (thinking) and comprehension skills, Mohan’s doctors recommended that he receive occupational therapy. At first, his parents were slightly skeptical about whether occupational therapy (OT) could benefit their son. They had never heard of OT and wondered if it was more appropriate for adults. But after watching his activities and improvements, his parents felt hopeful that Mohan was on the road to recovery.
Occupational Therapists work with the disabled, the elderly, newborns, school-aged children, and with anyone who has a permanent or temporary impairment in their physical or mental functioning. Occupational therapists also may work with individuals who are dealing with alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, eating disorders, or stress-related disorders.
What do I have to do ?
Occupational therapists (OTs) help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They...