Occupational therapy (OT) is a health care profession which is primarily concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation (anything that a person needs to do, wants to do or has to do on a daily basis). The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the occupations that give meaning and purpose to their lives.
Occupational therapists help people learn or re-learn the management of everyday activities that are important to them, including caring for themselves or others, participating at school/work, participating in living skills, participating in the community, and leisure activities.
At Aptus, occupational therapy includes support through individual or group therapy to enhance or improve:
• Sensory processing (sensory diets and other sensory strategies)
• Fine and gross motor skills
• Communication skills (verbal communication; augmented communication such as iPads; visual supports and strategies; as well as social stories)
• Emotional and social skills (coping skills; crisis de-escalation; relaxation strategies; social skills groups)
• Daily living skills (personal hygiene; dressing; cooking, etc.)
• Life skills (vocational/job readiness skills; transportation; community safety)
• Environmental/transitional changes (supportive learning environments; program changes; in-class treatment strategies)