The goal of occupational therapy (OT) is to enable the individual to carry out their activities of daily living. This includes any activities from self-care to those performed at work, home, school and in the community. In order to evaluate abilities, several assessments are performed. These tests look at how the individual takes in information and makes decisions and then how those decisions impact abilities to perform everyday tasks or their job. The tests may also look at strength and movement and their impact on daily function.
The scope of treatment for OT is broad and includes:
- Hand therapy
- Adaptive equipment training
- Visual- perceptual training
- Energy conservation techniques
- Joint preservation techniques
- Community re-entry activities (such as use of public transportation and money management)
Call 410-496-6975 to make an appointment.