Occupational Therapy has been defined by WHO as “a Client Centred health Profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation”. It is the profes-sion that helps people across the lifes-pan to do things they want and need, through the therapeutic use of daily activities. It is a profession which is much in demand across the globe, especially in the sector of Paediatrics, Neuroscience, Psychiatric, Orthopae-dics and Geriatrics. Occupational Ther-apy Practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and live better with injury, illness or disability.
Occupational Therapy Services include
• An evaluation of the client /family
• Determination of the person’s goals
• Intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
• Measuring the outcome to know whether the goals are being met and/or make changes in intervention plan if needed.
• Evaluation of the clients home and other environments (e.g.:- workplace, school)
• Recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use.
• Guidance and education for family members and caregivers.
About the course
Bachelors in Occupational Therapy (BOT) – 4.5 YearsMasters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) – 2 YearsSpecialized in Paediatrics, Neurosci-ence, Orthopaedic, Adult Psychiatry
Where to get an Occupational Therapy?
• Rehabilitation Centres
• Mental Health Care Centres
• Schools/Special Schools
• Community Centres
Occupational Therapy focussing areas:
• Basic Activities of Daily Living (ADL) like bathing/dressing/eating/mobility/personal hygiene/grooming/sleep and rest/toilet hygiene
• Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (ADL) like child rearing/use of communication device/ money management/health management/home management.
• Social Participation
How Occupational Therapy can be helpful to the society?
• Helping Children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations (e.g.:- ASD/ADHD/Cerebral Palsy/Delayed Development)
• Helping people recovering from injury to regain skills (e.g.:- Head injury, fracture, and burns)
• Helping psychiatric patients to im prove functional abilities and quality of life (e.g. mood disorders/ Addiction)
• Providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes and improve functional in dependence (e.g.:- Parkinsonism, Dementia)