An Occupational Therapist (OT) supports people who have a health need(s) to do the meaningful things that they want or need to do to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Within our learning disability services, this can include anything such as; brushing your teeth, going swimming, managing finances or developing a better sleep routine.
Occupational Therapists adapt therapy to each client’s needs, focusing on: skills, activities, interests and their environment. Our work is always centred on the person and their goals.
‘Occupational therapists support people with all types of learning disabilities to help them continue with life skills, work and leisure activities as independently as possible.’ (College of Occupational Therapists 2011)