Disability Pride & Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy (OT) plays a vital role in helping individuals with disabilities live their best life! Occupational therapy has been used for decades to help people of all ages and disabilities, whether their disabilities are mental or physical.
Occupational therapy is a process of enabling people with disabilities to engage in meaningful activities and achieve greater independence. This is accomplished by addressing physical, cognitive, sensory, and emotional challenges. Here are just a few of the ways occupational therapy can be beneficial to persons with disabilities:
Designing Individual Treatment Plans
Every person and disability is unique. That’s why Occupational Therapists conduct comprehensive assessments to identify a person’s strengths, limitations, and goals. They then create personalized treatment plans that focus on enhancing skills and allowing the patient to be as independent as possible. It is important for Occupational Therapists to see each patient as a person and not just a disability, and align treatment plans to match with their specific needs and goals.